See Nathi perform every day in Harambe Village with the band Burudika
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Nathi Gcabashe is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer from Durban, South Africa with an unmistakable talent and an infectious smile. His indigenous childhood upbringing from the rural areas of Emaqongo, in Pietermaritzburg KwaZulu Natal, plays a very important role in his music as an artist.
With high kicks and native tongue, Nathi knows how to command a crowd and draw them in to his exhilarating performances. Whether performing as a solo act or accompanied by a band, Nathi brings a taste of Africa with his selection of popular and original tunes. As a lead singer, he is often shifting from guitar to tambarine, dancing all the way and thoroughly enjoying his every note.
His love for music is clear, and is adequately translated to his unsuspecting audience. He is living proof that music is a universal language that has no boundaries. Nathi is an authentic addition to an African themed night. Additionally, he is able to use his powerful vocals to belt out other familiar songs from a variety of other genres. Nathi is the perfect soloist and a truly amazing artist. His original music has landed him a 2013 Grammy nomination for his song “Makoti,” covered by Hugh Masekela.
Nathi has worked extensively with a number of influential artists and bands in the world music circuit including, the legendary Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Paul Simon, Sibongile Khumalo, Themba Mkhize , Bheki Mseleku, Khaya Mahlangu, Lebo M and shared the stage with superstars such as Jill Scott, Gospel duo Mary Mary, Billy Ocean and Diana Ross to name a few.