Based: Cape Town
Shen Winberg is a South African afro-pop singer-songwriter with heartfelt lyrics, passionate intimate vocals with an honest , emotive delivery.
A blend of instruments played live, whilst simultaneously mixing loops and samples together in a DJ style using Ableton controllers.
After a degree in Jazz music from the University of Cape Town, with a love for Afrohouse and pop music, ShenFM is a fusion of contemporary and traditional sounds, creating a global, commercial, yet ‘world music’ feel to his compositions.
Shen has played in America, France, Ireland, Dubai, Sweden, Angola, Malawi, Senegal, Argentina, Brazil and of course, South Africa. Performances with Jeff Bridges in Cape Town, Vusi Mahlasela in Sweden for Her Majesty Queen Silvia, played and opened for Lionel Richie in Dubai, GoldFish, Lock ‘n Ville, Freshly Ground, among many others.
“What a great band.” – American actor Jeff Bridges, 2012
Shen is the S.A. Cultural Ambassador for the World’s Children’s Prize Foundation for the Rights of the Child, patronised by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden. In this capacity he auditions and directs a youth band with vulnerable children annually, followed by a tour to Scandinavia.