Kujenga is a Black improvised music outfit based in Cape Town. The band’s name comes from the Swahili language, with the word meaning “to build.” The title symbolises the group’s belief in their calling as creators: to build meaningful experiences and connections with every

Kujenga follows on from the rich legacy of Black band music in South Africa, with the ensemble representing the present and future of this historic sound.


The band released their debut album, Nationality in 2019, and followed it with their sophomore offering, In The Wake in March 2024