CODA – Conference Entertainers (say: Ko-da) noun. A section of a movement added at the end to clinch matters or where all significant themes come together.
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, CODA Africa combines electric strings (violin and cello) with saxophone and DJ. Their signature ensemble traverses different genres from classically-inspired ballads to Electro-Swing, 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 African-Electro Act 2014’ alongside Goldfish and Mi Casa.
CODA Africa’s singles ‘It’s Still the Music’ and ‘Go Insane’ have featured regularly on South African radio stations.
Their latest Electro-Swing track, ‘Fat Boy’ is play-listed on Good Hope FM and Heart FM, also achieving a slot on the SA Top Ten Chart. The music video of ‘Go Insane’ has been broadcast on Channel O and M-Net.
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 Ampi-theatre), fashion shows (Cape Town Fashion Week, Durban Fashion Week), sports events (J&B Met, Durban July) launch parties and government functions.
Internationally, CODA has performed in the Seychelles, Zimbabwe, Dubai, Angola, Zambia and Botswana.
“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 they 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 part started”
Candice Nethercott, Investec
“We are so happy with the response from the CODA Africa performances over the 3 days – thank you for the huge role you all played in the success of the Cape Town Whisky Live Festival!
We really appreciate all of the EXTRA’s and hope you get LOTS of future gigs from the festival”
Whisky Festival CTICC
“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 of the show, with your band standing out at the event”
SAA Flower Festival
TECH RIDER: CODA
Artists: 1 x Vocalist
1 x Electric Cellist
1 x Saxophonist
1 x Electric violinist
1 x DJ
Sound Requirements: 4 x Stage Monitors – 3 at front of stage, one for DJ
(Separate monitor mixes and reverb in monitors required)
1 x Audio Mixing Desk with reverb unit and compressors
1 x Cordless vocal Microphone
2 x Microphones on mic stands for penny whistle
and backing vocals
XLR cables for radio packs to mixing desk x 3
DJ M600 Mixer or DJ M900
2 x CDJ 850 or CDJ 2000 ‘s
DI box for effects pedal for violinist
Stage Requirements: 3.6 by 4.8m stage and adequate lighting. DJ to be on a higher level centre back of stage.
CODA will provide: 3 x Radio packs for Cello, Violin and Sax