DAR ES SALAAM, November 13, 2023 – Africa’s largest music festival, the Acces Music Festival 2023, held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, witnessed a magical performance from Zimbabwe’s rising music sensation, Feli Nandi.
The festival, organized by Music In Africa, showcased an array of talents from the continent, but Feli Nandi‘s stage presence left a lasting impression.
The festival, which began on Thursday at Warehouse in Dar es Salaam, featured diverse artists, including Leo Mkanyia (Tanzania), Zolani Mahola & The Feminine Force (South Africa), Esinam (Ghana/Belgium), Balaa MC (Tanzania), Sho Madjozi (South Africa), and Kadilida (Tanzania).
Feli Nandi took the stage over the weekend, captivating the audience with what is being described as the “most solid and sterling performance of her career on the road.”
The Zimbabwean artist delivered a haunting, determined, and assertive performance, captivating the crowd and invoking an almost trance-like response.
In a setting filled with hot, humid air, Feli Nandi’s performance soared beyond the physical realm.
The audience was entranced as she seamlessly transitioned between songs, occasionally grounding herself to remind them of her Zimbabwean roots.
She effortlessly communicated with the audience, saying, “My name is Feli Nandi, and I am from Zimbabwe.”
Despite facing challenges with her lodgings earlier on, Feli’s performance was described as a masterclass, justifying her recognition at the Zimbabwe Music Awards and earning her an uncontested slot at Acces 2023.
The energetic team of young Zimbabwean musicians accompanying her added to the spectacle, leaving the audience in awe.
Feli Nandi’s performance reached its climax with an acapella outro, showcasing the true power of her voice.
The instruments faded away, leaving her voice to resonate through the crowd, creating a beautiful and disarming experience.
The performance at Acces Music Festival 2023 has solidified Feli Nandi as a talent to watch, demonstrating that her prowess extends beyond her native land.
Despite receiving less recognition in Zimbabwe, her performance at the festival left an indelible mark on the audience, establishing her as a rising star in the African music scene.