Tuelo and her Cousins perform multilingual, trance like songs that are a culmination of her cultural and musical influences.
Tuelo Minah is Tswana from South Africa. Since moving to New York City several years ago, she has sang backup for Hugh Masekela, Paul Simon, Lebo M (Lion King composer) and Angelique Kidjo. As a member of Angelique’s band, she can be heard on two of her most recent albums Djin Djin and OYO. Tuelo has performed at Central Park Summer stage, Carnegie Hall, Late Night with David Letterman, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and many other famed institutions in and around the city. As a soloist she has performed with renowned Ethel String Quartet, the South African All Stars, and Juxtapower South African Song and Dance. As the leader of her own group. “Tuelo and Her Cousins,” she has played venues such as the Queens Museum of Arts, Desmond Tutu Center, American Folk Art Museum, Tavern on the Green, Yale University, the South African Food and Wine festival, Russel Simmons’ Diamond Empowerment Fund and the Metropolitan Opera to name a few.