CODA Africa is Zami Mdingi (vocals), Galina Juritz (electric violin), Carol Thorns (electric cello), Judy Brown (sax) and DJ LuvChild.
Fronted by powerful vocalist Zami Mdingi, CODA Africa combines electric strings (violin and cello) with saxophone and DJ. Their signature ensemble traverses different genres from Classically inspired ballads to ElectroSwing, Dub Step, Reggae and Hip Hop. Countries the world over have enjoyed their dynamic and varied performances.
Their new album ‘Disclosure’ has been nominated for 2 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) for ‘Most Promising Artiste in Africa 2014’, and ‘Best AfricanElectro Act 2014’ alongside Goldfish and Mi Casa.
A popular choice for varied audiences, CODA Africa has performed at numerous high profile and international events including concerts (Miss SA, Jazzathon, Jazz on the Rocks, Home For All, Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Woman of the Year, Nederburg Concert Series, Paul Cluver Forest Amphitheatre), fashion shows (Cape Town Fashion Week, Durban Fashion Week), sports events (J&B; Met, Durban July) launch parties and government functions.
‘CODA AFRICA is just so hot right now… You simply cannot think about having a party without at least trying to sign them up for the evening’s entertainment… CODA AFRICA is the city’s most in¬demand band’ – Bianca Coleman, Cape Argus
‘CODA AFRICA are SA’s hottest Fusion Band – they really went down superbly – my clients are still raving about them. The band is made up of 4 beautiful girls (violin, vocalist, cello and sax) and a gorgeous male DJ. The instruments are electric so it has a classical feel but is super vibed up. They have an incredible stage presence and know how to work the crowd! They play all originals and it is so different to anything I have heard before- which makes them even more out of the ordinary. Great for a background vibe or to get the party started’ – Candice Nethercott, Investec
‘We would like to thank you and the whole of CODA Africa on your tremendous performances at the Flower Show. I have only received compliments on the entertainment on the show, with your band standing out at the event.’ – SAA Flower Festival