Any Given Sunda!


Sunda was born in St Mary’s Hospital in Mthatha; from a young age she showed an interest in music as she would excitedly bang her head against the sofa whenever music was played in the household.

Myataza recalls her first live performance at the age of 7 and by age 14 she was entertaining professionally at school events and private functions.

At 17 her best friend entered her into a singing competition and Myataza later claimed the title, Vincent Park Singing Sensation. In 2008 she moved to Port Elizabeth and enrolled for a Bachelors in Media Communication and Culture. In August that year Myataza lost her mother who had suffered a short illness.This devastated Myataza and changed her outlook on life.
When she was  in her second year Sunda helped form a band called The blu notes.The blu notes were the first resident band to play at the Radisson Blu in Port Elizabeth and soon became popular on South Campus at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and by 2011 they had changed their name to Vudu following a change in the band’s sound. Later that year Sunda was chosen to become a presenter/producer on a newly established community television station called Baytv..this saw her balance varsity, gigging and work all at the same time.

In 2013 she went on a social visit to Bristol in the UK which opened up her eyes to the International music scene. In 2014 she was accepted to Bristol University to study a Masters in Film Production but was unable to take her place due to a lack of funding.
In 2015 Myataza set up a fundraising Campaign called, #SendSisanda2UK, which she initiated to help raise funds for her to record a debut EP. This marked her opening herself up to truly pursuing music, which had been till now a part-time preoccupation. This saw her appear on a few media platforms such as Expresso, Morning Breakfast Show, SAfm and Morning Live.
Sunda set sail for the UK in July 2015 and was amazed by how she was received. She met and recorded with a popular Pan African band, Mankala and toured with them for the summer. She was also invited to perform at the biggest jazz festival in Europe..the EFG Jazz festival in London, where she appeared in her solo capacity.

Recently, she has returned to South Africa  with a brand new EP titled, Umlonjikazi. Furthermore the songstress has been invited to perform at the Glastonbury Festival in June 2016.


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