12th Women in Jazz Festival - Concerto Isabel Novella & Meshell Ndegeocello

The Double Concert on April 29th, will bring Meshell Ndegoecelo and the Mozambican singer Isabel Novella to the same stage. Isabel comes as the "artist in residence" for the Women in Jazz Festival - a debut, as this is the first time the Festival will have an artist in residence.

Isabel Novella & Neco Novellas perform today, May 17th at the Ollin Kan Festival in Mexico City.

Ollin Kan Festival is a meeting of cultures that evoke the poetry of the beginnings of humanity and its relation to the cosmos.The Novellas define their music as "Universal Music" with its fusion of rhythms, melodies and harmonies that go back to jazz, classical and African music . 17th May @ Deportivo Vivanco Tlalpan- Mexico City

Isabel Novella featured at the 12th Edition of the Women in Jazz Festival in Halle (Saale ) - Germany

Featuring :
Lisa Simone - USA - Younee -KOREA -Tia Fuller – USA
Cristin Class - GERMANY - Oum – MARROCOS -
Meshell Ndegeocello – USA - Isabel Novella – MOZAMBIQUE
Addys Mercedes - CUBA


Isabel Novella
"Her beautiful voice is what first hits you. It ranges from deep and soulful to playful and flirtatious to seductive and then mournful. her vocal range follows sweet. The music is neo-soul with afro-soul and shades of Euro-pop- influenced folk. " - The Star Newspaper SA"
"Each vocal instrument has its particularity, so does Isabel Novella, but beyond her voice what else invites us is the way she delivers on stage and make people prostrate themselves before her music and presence". - Jornal O País – Mozambique.

"Opening up for Ricardo Lemvo will be Isabel Novella, an up- and-coming singer from Mozambique who is not yet well known in America. We are pleased to present an artist who is representative of the young Afropolitan movement in African music." Par Neiburger- World Music Institute's LUSOPHONE FESTIVAL Director

Isabel Novella is a Pan-African singer, songwriter and composer. Unique in style and performance, Isabel has carved her own nice as a performing and recording artist. Her music is best described as a balance between the African rhythms and the western influences ( Jazz, pop, soul ). In 2009, she was one of the singers chosen to feature on the album Beyond borders released in USA, which involved musicians from 4 continents, where the only singers representing Africa were Isabel Novella – ( Mozambique ) and Marie Dualne of Zap Mama ( Congo- Belgium ).

Born in Mozambique and growing up on music stages around the world, Isabel Novella has been fortunate enough t o be part of celebrated World music and Jazz festivals such as the Buyel’ Ekhaya Pan African Festival, Sakifo, Dunya, Oerol, Roots Festival, Arts Alive Festival , Sauti Za Busara Festival ,North Sea Jazz, Music Meeting just to name few. On these respected platforms she has had the privilege of sharing stages with the likes of Gloria Bosman, Chaka Khan, Liz Wright, Salif Keita, Patty Metheny, Jose James, Tania Maria and many more…
In 2013, she released her debut album self-titled “ Isabel Novella “ through Native Rhythms Productions and Sony Music Entertainment Africa. With this album, she graced renowned Jazz and African Music Events and Festivals around the world. Her passion for music saw her achieving her first International collaboration with Bob James ( Fourplay ) playing piano on her song “ Voices “ featured on her debut album.

Moya was nominated for the 2014 AFRIMMA for the R&B song of the year category. Due to her remarkable track record and immense work on promoting African arts, history and cultural heritage, she was in 2015 nominated as one of the Ambassadors for AAPI ( African Artists Peace Initiative ), along side other 14 female artists from the African Continent .

In 2015 Isabel Novella was elected Cultural Figure of the Year by Radio Moçambique ( Mozambique Radio ), due to her work during the year promoting and spreading a culture of peace and for representing Mozambique beyond borders. She was selected to be the first ever Artist in Residence for the Women in Jazz Festival in Halle –Germany 2017 .

Scenes of Reference
Lusophone Festival – New York, United States
Sakifo Musik Festival – Reunion Island
Sauti Za Busara Festival – Zanzibar, Tanzania
Atlantic Music Expo – Praia, Cabo Verde
Ugu Jazz Festival – Port Shepstone, South Africa
Buyel’ Ekhaya Pan African Festival- East London , South Africa
Clube B’Leza - Lisbon , Portugal
Onda Jazz – Lisbon, Portugal
More Jazz Series – Maputo, Mozambique
Arts Alive Festival – Johannesburg – South Africa
Azgo Festival – Maputo , Mozambique
Pan African Cultural Congress – Johannesburg – South Africa
Women in Jazz Festival – Halle – Germany


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Vanue: Oper Halle ( Operal House)
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