Gabi Motuba


Gabi Motuba is a South African award-winning jazz vocalist, composer and music educator. She studied at a South African University known as Tshwane University of Technology where she majored in jazz studies and graduated with a bachelor's Degree.

Over the years she has produced several albums under her name which include Tefiti-Goddess of creation (her debut album), Sanctum Sanctorium (A duo album which features Swiss pianist Malcom Braff) and The Wretched (which is a sonic experimentation collab that focuses on the literary text The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon). Gabi Motuba has danced between being a performer and being a sound artist which has given her plenty of opportunities for collaborative work around the world.

Last year, Gabi was selected as the first Artist in Residence at the Soweto Theatre as a music facilitator and educator. The residency afforded Gabi space, support and resources to cultivate concepts and a music curriculum that will also assist in developing the Soweto Theatre Music Tutorial Programme. Gabi has also been selected as part of the 2022 cohort of the Mutual Mentorship for Musicians program which is an international platform created to empower female musicians all over the world through a radical model of mentorship and musical collaborative commissions.

She is currently in a residency at the Morris Isaacson Centre for Music and she is working on her second album The Sabbath which is due to be released July of next year.

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