CODA Africa is Zami Mdingi (vocals), Galina Juritz (electric violin), Carol Thorns (electric cello), Judy Brown (sax) and DJ LuvChild.
Fronted by powerful vocalist Zami, CODA Africa combines electric strings (violin and cello) with saxophone and DJ. Their signature ensemble traverses different genres from classically-inspired ballads to Electro-Swing, Dub Step, Reggae and Hip Hop. Countries the world over have enjoyed their dynamic and varied performances.
Their new album, ‘Disclosure’ has been nominated for 2 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) for ‘Most Promising Artiste in Africa 2014’ and ‘Best African-Electro Act 2014’ alongside Goldfish and Mi Casa.
CODA Africa’s singles ‘It’s Still the Music’ and ‘Go Insane’ have featured regularly on South African radio stations. Their latest Electro-Swing track, ‘Fat Boy’ is play-listed on Good Hope FM and Heart FM, also achieving a slot on the SA Top Ten Chart. The music video of ‘Go Insane’ has been broadcast on Channel O and M-Net.
A popular choice for varied audiences, CODA Africa has performed at numerous high profile and international events including concerts (Miss SA, Jazzathon, Jazz on the Rocks, Home For All, Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Woman of the Year, Nederburg Concert Series, Paul Cluver Forest Ampi-theatre), fashion shows (Cape Town Fashion Week, Durban Fashion Week), sports events (J&B Met, Durban July) launch parties and government functions.
Internationally, CODA has performed in the Seychelles, Zimbabwe, Dubai, Angola, Zambia and Botswana.
CODA Africa offers a huge amount of variety in a single evening’s entertainment, from roaming solo sax on arrivals and ambient cello music in The Bubble, to the full CODA Africa with DJ.
This format is hugely popular at product launches, fashion shows, corporate events and big concerts. With their diversity, energy and charisma, CODA Africa guarantees a glamorous performance that will leave a lasting impression with guests.
- Dance Set: A high energy performance that never fails to get the audience on their feet, CODA Africa combines original music with their unique interpretation of current radio hits.
- Background Set: Coda Africa offers a luscious background set of original and well-known ballads interspersed with instrumental numbers showcasing the strings and sax.
- Solo Sax Set: For an arrivals set, Judy Brown wanders through the audience performing Jazz standards and well-known contemporary repertoire as well as music from her debut album ‘Liquid Sax’.