Nsimbi is a duo formed by Ugandan hip-hop pioneer Gnl Zamba and American world fusion artist Miriam Tamar.
Building on the acoustic sounds and indigenous instruments of Africa, Nsimbi blends contemporary elements of "Lugaflow" hip-hop and spoken word with English/Western songwriting techniques and vocals to merge the traditional with the modern. A global sound anchored in the rich universal messages of ancient East African proverbs and folklore emerges with their debut self-titled album, featured on KCRW's Rhythm Planet and Public Radio International’s The World. Their dynamic collection embraces the beauty of dialogue and human connection through music and bridges cultures with lyrics in English, Swahili, Luganda and Lingala. Upon release, Nsimbi quickly charted on iTunes World Music top 5 in the US, Canada and Uganda. Selected as official SXSW 2019 Music Festival showcasing artists, Nsimbi creates a vibrant interactive live experience that invites us to celebrate around the communal fire.
As passionate global citizens, Nsimbi offer workshops tied to the themes of cross-cultural exchange, appreciation, and dialogue explored in their album.