in Lusaka in 1988, Yvonne was raised as the daughter to the Honorable
Member of Parliament Mr. Michael Mwale and former songstress Jelita
Mwanza in Petauke (Zambia).
She started her musical education at the age of 7 years and soon after
began to sing on a more professional level performing in different
churches and choirs across the country.
If you are looking for artists that stand out from the crowd with
music that has a strong message and a genuine cultural background then
the Zambian born Yvonne Mwale is definitely somebody you need to have a
closer look on. Powerful African rhythms uniquely fused with Jazz, Blues
and Reggae excite the audience and media in the same way like her
strong stage presence and this powerful, characteristic voice. Her
latest album “Kalamatila” marked her debut as an solo artist and opened
Yvonne Mwale the doors at radio stations all over the world.
born songstress is everything else but a dreamer. After loosing both
parents when only 12 she learned to survive on the streets of Lusaka,
sleeping at night in the markets. 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 tell 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 that understand very well to fuse with that portion of Jazz and
As her name grew in her home country, she was not only awarded “Best
Upcoming Female Artist” at the national music awards but also won with
her own band the CrossRoads Music Competition. That opened doors for her
to extensively tour Europe. After returning she started recording her
first solo album and then signed with the danish independent label
Caravan Records. This step has allowed her to keep her music freedom
while reaching further to an international audience.
The latest album “Ninkale – Let Me Be” was released on 28 June 2014.
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