Yvonne Mwale – Zambia / DE – “Free Soul” Tour
From the Eastern Province of Zambia via Lusaka and Frankfurt am Main into the Hintertaunus – these are four stops in the time lapse of Yvonne Mwale’s journey to happiness. As a person and as a musician. But what does an African singer who has settled in Germany far from home sound like? In “Free Soul” you can hear that she has lost her fear of having to fulfil any expectations. It was time to crack the shell, seek freedom, be able to express her feelings as a whole and express herself through music. The Zambian Afrosoul singer moves quite naturally between Tribal Music, Soul, Jazz and also drops in on Funk. “Communication with people, from soul to soul” is how the singer formulates her claim.
“Yvonne Mwale, a singer from Zambia, mixes pop with traditional rhythms. The performance was a crowd favorite on Saturday.” www.globalpressjournal.com
“It was the music and her discovery as a vocalist that changed her life to the good again. And it’s the same experience that today is talking in her music. Her lyrics are not empty phrases but contain strong messages that encourage, that talk about reality and together with the rhythms of her songs create a very unique positive energy. Yvonne Mwale says: “For me music is a way to tell about things I’ve experienced in life or have seen happening around me. At the same time my music gives a positive message. Hardships in life are supposed to make you just stronger.” Yvonne Mwale is for sure one of these strong women. Today, fans love her live performances for the energy she has on stage that inevitably transfers to the audience. Critics praise her for the contemporary deliverance of genuine African tunes beautifully fused portions of Jazz and Blues.” Lusaka Times