Out now: Tutu Puoane – Wrapped In Rhythm, Vol. I

Hey everybody,

It’s been a long process, but Tutu Puoane‘s album Wrapped In Rhythm, Vol. I has finally been released. It is available on all digital platforms including Bandcamp, and physically in CD- and vinyl-formats via the webshop of our label SoulFactory Records.

The album has been getting quite a bit of nice media/press attention already, here’s a few quotes:

“When Tutu started sharing her experiments online during the pandemic, and when I first heard what she and Ewout were doing in their home studio, it felt like multiple timelines were collapsing and converging at once. Across continents, in the isolation of lockdown, on social media, I felt intimately connected to Tutu’s imagination of these poems, and seen and affirmed in a way that no artist has ever made me feel before.” – Lebo Mashile, Johannesburg – South Africa

“The way she sings the poems is at times blood-curdlingly beautiful” –  Marcel Haerkens, Jazzism – The Netherlands

“With vocal flexibility and crisp storytelling that reminds this listener of Gregory Porter, Puoane’s lyrics (Mashile’s poems) are sparklingly creative and executed simply perfectly.” – Debbie Burke, Blog – USA

“Puoane’s vocal re-visioning reminds us of the intense South African creativity born from the complicated, contrary pulls of hope and disillusionment as the 1990s unfolded and of how we need to keep breathing on the flame of that hope. – Gwen Ansell, Mail & Guardian – South Africa 

“With ‘Wrapped In Rhythm’, Tutu Puoane realizes a dream come true, in spirit and roots entirely her own, a profound and powerful statement, which she musically translates and serenely animatedly sings in a grandiose way.” – Bernard Lefèvre, JazzHalo – Belgium. 

“Wrapped in rhythm: vol. 1′ proves to be a pleasure to re-listen to, although that may also have something to do with the way Puoane and her band seize the rhythmic and spiritual, poetic eloquence of Mashile’s lyrics as an impetus for the somewhat classical based, but nevertheless elegant vocal jazz music.” – Philippe De Cleen, Cutting Edge – Belgium

And here’s the final dates of the Album Release Club Tour.

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I hope you enjoy the music and thanks a lot for supporting our music!


Single ‘Latitude’ of Tutu Puoane’s upcoming album Wrapped In Rhythm, Vol. I out now.

Hey everybody,

Very happy to let you know that the first single of Tutu’s upcoming album is available online since today 🙂

The song is called ‘Latitude’ and is based on a beautiful poem ‘What Is L’Atitude’ by great South African writer/artist Lebo Mashile, as are all the other tracks on the album.

It is now available for purchase on Bandcamp and for streaming on your favorite platform.

Also quite proud to share a video that Tutu shot together with our good friend Boet Hehuat, of beautiful Antwerp dancer Rosa Lieckens dancing to the song.

Subscribing to Tutu’s YouTube-channel is highly appreciated – more content will become available there soon and on a regular basis.

The full album is scheduled for March 15.

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I hope you enjoy and thanks a lot for supporting independent music!


New web page.

Hi everybody.

Very happy to finally have found the time in this holiday period to organise a fresh web presence for myself – after numerous requests from people trying to find information on my concert agenda etc…

I promise I’ll try to keep this space up to date as much as possible, so do feel free to visit regularly to find what you’re looking for – and in case you don’t, don’t hesitate to drop me a note via the contact page.

I hope to see you all live somewhere soon!