Sista Kwalo and the band

Noluvuyo Mpumela

Sista Kwalo is a poet, she brings an isiXhosa indigenous sound infused with jazz to her spoken word performances. Her performances have been described as a spiritual experience, taking her audience to other worlds. As a poet she tackles uncomfortable social issues, building conversations during the performance, with her audience, which extend beyond the stage after the performance.

On stage, she collaborates with musicians for a full and transcendental experience of poetry and music, including keyboard, guitar, bass, percussion, saxophone and vocals.


Musical Director -  Bongani Skota Tulwana

Production Assistant - Zomzi Ntshona

Production Assistant - Luyanda Putu

Makeup - Lisakhanya Sulo

Hair - eXteens beauty salon

About the Artists

Sista Kwalo is a contemporary Poet, mainly writing in isiXhosa and English. She often collaborates with Jazz, Hip-Hop and Soul musicians. Currently she is working on a Mental Health awareness campaign titled “Healing Conversations with Sista Kwalo” which raises Mental Health Awareness through Poetry.

She has graced international stages for festivals as well as corporate events and has shared the stage with internationally acclaimed Poets like Don Matera, Keorapetse Kgotsisile Ntsiki Mazwai, Napo Masheane to mention but a few.

  • Target Age Group
  • Age Classification
    All Ages
  • Reason for Classification
    • Family

  • February 21, 2024
    19:00 - 20:00
    Mendi Arts Centre

  • February 24, 2024
    19:00 - 20:00
    Mendi Arts Centre
  • Name
    Mendi Arts Centre
  • Location
    Mendi Arts Centre, New Brighton, Gqeberha
  • Directions
    The Mendi Centre has secure parking , through the entrance on Mendi Road.
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  • Accessibility Info
    Mendi is fully accessible to wheelchair users as there are no steps on the performance and exhibition levels.
  • Wheelchair Directions
  • Primary Language
    isiXhosa and English
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