Originally from the Upper Zaire and Kivu in the Eastern DR Congo, Emmanuela Yogolelo is a singer-songwriter, live performer, workshop facilitator, speaker and cultural leader. Emmanuela developed her passion for music from an early age, soaked as she was in the musical surroundings of her native land.
She has appeared at high-profile venues and festivals throughout the UK, including Band on the Wall, The Royal Northern College of Music and Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and at London’s Barbican. Festivals include the Women of the World Festival on the South Bank, Shambala, Cropedy, Manchester International Festival and Manchester Jazz Festival.
Emmanuela has recently been commissioned by the prestigious HOME arts centre in Manchester to create and perform a new interactive live performance as part of the forthcoming annual Horizons Festival.