Monthly Archives: July 2011

New album is out!

The new, much anticipated album by Qkumba Zoo, Letthelightin has been released and is available from the Souvenir Records website.

To sample the songs please click here.

The band is greatful for the support of our fans, who have remained loyal over the years and we hope that the release of Letthelightin brings as much joy and meaning as our earlier releases. Feel free to spread the word 🙂

Qkumba Zoo is a platinum, chart-topping group from Johannesburg, South Africa. The electro pop duo is Levannah (vocals) and studio whiz, multi-instrumentalist, composer Owl. A pulsating pop-rock that combines native African song forms like juju and high life with an intense synth-beats that recalls such British new wavers as New Order, Depeche Mode and Pet Shop Boys while Levannah’s impassioned, heartfelt vocals evoke divas from Donna Summer to Annie Lennox and Deborah Harry.

Their most popular song became “The Child (Inside)”, which hit #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1996. (In later years, it’s best remembered for appearing in Seaworld TV commercials.)

In 2000, Qkumba Zoo a second album under the name QZoo, called “Butterfly Peepl” in very limited release. A breathtaking musical journey “into the butterflies that we are becoming in spite of all our caterpillar dreaming.” Towards the close of the decade in 2009 they returned with the e.p. “N3X+” and were now ready for more.

Fast forward to 2011 and Qkumba Zoo are back with “Letthelightin” which will have the tracks from the “N3xt”e.p. plus most of the tracks from “Butterfly Peepl” remastered, sounding better than ever.

Teasers for the new album

Teasers for the new album. The release date is getting closer, people:

Letthelightin Mashup

Qkumba Zoo – Invisible

An Owl Track

Owl has put up a new track in the “Laboratory” page.

Click here

Qkumba Zoo Laboratory Page

We are excited to be setting up a new page called Laboratory, where we release material we’ve created that is either not directly Qkumba Zoo, or is Qkumba Zoo “prototype”, and still evolving. We hope you enjoy it as much!

We’ve started out by putting up some quotes by Levannah on education and technology. Owl will be putting up music soon.