Can of Worms
Original music that transcends the boundaries of genre
Can of Worms SA
Musical Collective based in South Africa
Our re-launch in 2019 was received with huge excitement and an overwhelmingly positive response to the new sound. We channel our creative attention into writing and performing new music that reflects the mix of cultures, inspirations and experiences that resonate with each band member. Original tunes burst with creativity that draws from genres such as Afro-pop and jazz, classical, dub and progressive rock.
Our sound encompasses a diverse list of styles owing to the collaborative process that the group enjoys. These include World, Adult Contemporary, Afro-Pop, Reggae, Dub, Electronic and Soul. Songs feature lyrics in both English and Shona—the native tongue of Zimbabwean born lead singer Chido Nyamande—whose sassy, soulful vocals feed off the energy of the band during live performances. Several of the group are multi-instrumentalists which leads to an exciting and varied performance.
Career Highlights to Date
- Our show "Out of the Can" received a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the 2021 National Arts Festival online
- Regional finalists in the AfriMusic Song Contest 2020 with single Titambe
- Self published and released 2 singles and music videos to date: Titambe and Funk It. Both singles are available on all major digital distribution channels.