Sithembile Oralia Nhlapho

Born in Soweto SITHEMBILE NHLAPO is a versatile and energetic artist who tells her story through music, she has throughout her life explore most discipline in arts with success. She has worked with high profile and influential people in South Africa and International. She started being involve in the arts industry in 1994 and was so privilege to learn from the best teachers SIMON NKOSI and ARCO MATLALA .In 2000 she toured EGYPT doing cultural exchange led by SIMON NKOSI. In 2006 she joined DRUM CAFÉ that’s when she was introduced in playing different instruments e.g. (INDIGINOUS INSTRUMENTS / ZIMBABWEN DRUMS). She then joined BASADI LEMEROPA women’s band under DRUM CAFÉ, which toured HOLLAND in a festival called MUNDIAL festival. SHE was part of the opening of WORLD CUP CRICKET in JAMAICA.IN 2012 SHE VOLUNTEE to go to JAPAN after TSUNAMI to run workshops and bring smiles to all the people who lost their families and their houses during TSUNAMI IN SENDAI. IN 2016 she was part of a group called ABAFAZI who toured BELGIUM, GERMANY with the help of STEFAN BRUIN who produce the show. In 2015 she toured USA as a drummer facilitator for WALLMART conference under DRUM CAFÉ.