In England she is referred to as the diva of Afro soul jazz. The Zimbabwe born Eska Mtungwazi, who grew up in London, is a gifted stage personality. With her rich voice and her versatile vocals skills, this lady puts down a real show. Whether it’s jazz with regard to Courtney Pine and Soweto Kinch, hiphop with Ty or The Roots, nu soul or world, Eska knows how to deal with it and everyone. For years she followed classical vocal training to develop her voice. She also learned to play the piano, which later came in handy when she played keyboards in DJ Pogo’s hiphop band. For a long time she thought she could only work as a songwriter and as a backing vocalist. Luckily she discovered that her versatile talent is in fact quite in demand.