About Thanda Gumede
Thanda is a multi-disciplinary artist from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, now based in the UK. He is a vocalist who specialises in an eclectic blend of singing styles, heavily influenced by his dual Zulu/Xhosa heritage and Western music.
Some of Thanda’s most noteable projects and performances include the first ever Nelson Mandela Day sanctioned by the UN (2010), the Royal Enclosure at Buckingham Palace (2015), and Opera North’s pilot Resonance programme for minority ethnic music-makers (2018).
Thanda has also made appearances on Sky 1, SABC 1 and BBC radio and television.