Niwel Tsumbu Sounds & Éamonn Cagney w/ Dylan Murphy Music
The Black Gate
August 14th @ 9pm
“Niwel Tsumbu and Éamonn Cagney’s duo is one of the most authentic, organic and exciting cross cultural musical encounters to emerge in the Irish music scene.”
– Mel Mercier (Director, Irish world Academy of Music and Dance)
Built on 15 years of constant collaboration, Niwel Tsumbu and Éamonn Cagney are known for their incredible musical chemistry and exciting, joyous performances. Besides their duo music, they have worked in traditional Irish, Jazz, world, contemporary, electronic, opera, soundtracks, dance and countless other musical forms.
Niwel Tsumbu and Éamonn Cagney have toured their explosive live show nationally and internationally throughout 2018. Audiences have been absolutely enthralled with their performances and music on this latest tour, and their busy concert schedule has brought them to many selected venues and festivals both nationally and internationally.
The duo has been uplifting audiences for over a decade, and they have made many recordings and videos, with continuous appearances on national and international media. Expect a highly engaging concert, both intimate and elaborate, a musical river whose sources range from classical to Central Africa, with pulsating rhythms, wild guitar solos and so much more.
Their latest single and video is entitled “Mwana Moyi (Child of the Sun)” – While watching Carl Sagan’s Cosmos some years ago, Niwel was blown away by his quote “We are made of Star stuff”
It was the most enlightening and poetic quote he had ever heard. It forever changed his perception of life and inspired the lyrics to “Mwana Moyi”. The song, sung in Niwel’s native language of Lingala, talks about how connected we are with one another and with everything around us in a truly cosmic way.
See it here on Niwel’s Facebook page, where it has racked up 15,000 views in 3 days:
Our new single “Mwana Moyi”While watching Carl Sagan's Cosmos some years ago, I was blown away by his quote : “We are made of Star stuff" .It was the most enlightening and poetic quote I had ever heard. It forever changed my perception of life and inspired the lyrics to “Mwana Moyi”.It really got me to IMAGINE GREATER and see how connected we are with one another and with everything around us in a truly cosmic way.Mwana Moyi means Child of the Sun. The song is in my native language Lingala and here's what it is saying :"My name is Niwa, child of the sunTruly my mother is earthA graceful wind is pushing me forwardand my body is living waterImagine greater the world belongs to youWhat are you afraid of?The world belongs to youDon’t be afraid, the world belongs to meWhy would I be afraid?The world belongs to all of us”Title : Mwana MoyiComposed by : Niwel TsumbuPerformed by : Eamonn Cagney and Niwel TsumbuCinematographer and Editor : Jaro WaldeckAssistant camera : Paul McDermotAnimation : Paul McGrathCostume Designer : Luana FelipeCostume Designer assistant : Carolina CanellaSpecial Thanks:Alex Petcu, Paul McGrath, Carolina Canella, Paul McDermot, Gavin RyanShane Masterson, Luana Felipe, Valentina Patrini, Niamh Collins, Vincent Cagney and Bello Bar Dublin.Enjoy and Share, Share, Share!
Posted by Niwel Tsumbu Sounds on Monday, December 3, 2018
Or here on Youtube for extra HD quality:
Some Live footage from 2018:
13 years ago Tsumbu and Cagney released their debut album “A Long way / Nzela Molayi”, and have since toured throughout Europe, China and Congo, working with Glen Hansard, Baaba Maal, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Michéal Ó Suilleabháin, Afel Bocoum, Iarla Ó Lionáird (The Gloaming), Ma Xiaoue (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), The Abbey Theatre and many others.
“This duo had a cataclysm of moods and moves to share, unveiling a cavernous stash of redemptive music, and promise of much more to come” – Irish Times
“Tsumbu and Cagney’s fiery percussive exchange crowned a memorable performance” – All About Jazz
Support is from Galway based songwriter and guitarist Dylan Murphy Music.