In celebration of Mandela Day, we’re pleased to invite Matshidiso to the Rooster stage.
Matshidiso ( pronounced Mat-sea-dee-so) is a half South-African ( the origin of her name comes to the Sotho tribe, meaning blessing or consolation ) half Jamaican musician, born and raised in London.
A classically trained pianist, she is also a composer, arranger and singer-songwriter. With a background in human right’s law, Matshidiso passion is to use music and creativity to promote human rights and justice – based projects.
Matshidiso’s music has influences of Alice Coltrane and Nina Simone, the storytelling nature of Joni Mitchell, the neo soul jazz sounds of Robert Glasper all underpinned by the melodic jazz influences of her South-African roots and the likes of Abdullah Ibrahim and High Masekela