Mamabolo is a seven piece Toronto based band created by lead singer Barbara Mamabolo. The band is comprised from members of The Main Thing (Kevin Cato, Aubrey McGee, Barbara), Z’howndz (Shelton Deverell, Benjamin Boles, Rob Stefaniuk) and Rusty and Bootsauce (waterman John Lalley). Mamabolo fuses soul and R&B music with modern synth-heavy pop and injects it with a perceptive and refined wit.
Music lover Ben LV has called Barbara “A soul diva that infuses the spirit of both Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill. She has powerfully smooth vocals that hit you like cool sun-drenched rays. The music has this jazzed-up rock-vibe, infusing elements of 70′s soul with swirly R&B rhythms.”
They have just released an amazing new album of dirty soul which is now available for download.