*A Journey of A thousand Miles
South African songwriter, composer and organist.
South African born, USA-based Xhosa singer, songwriter, composer and organist Peter Ngqibs releases a new project every month ranging from a single to a music video. His music is always rooted in personal stories and playfulness with elements of social justice; particularly empowering the LGBTQ community. His first single “Broken,” from his debut album Let Me Go, as remixed by Mikey Gallagher, climbed to the Top 30 in the U.K. Commercial Pop Club Charts. His music videos for “Free Me” and "Over Again" were nominated for Best Music Videos by the Jersey Shore Film Festival, Garden State Film Festival, and the Berlin Motion Picture Festival for Best Music Video and Best Rock Music Video.
Born and raised in Pretoria, Waterkloof Glen, Peter (born Ngqibeko Peter Ncanywa) has had music in his bones, from as early as his primary school days. Peter joined the Drakensberg Boys Choir, which saw him touring, traveling the world and solidifying his dreams and career as a musician. After the Drakensberg, Peter joined the National School of the Arts in Braamfontein. From there, he found his way to the United States where he truly came into his own musically. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance and a Minor in Psychology.
As a part of an ongoing project, Peter has documented several South African folk songs and published choral arrangements through the Henry Leck Choral Series and Hal Leonard Publishing. He is an active choral coach for South African language songs in and around the New York tri-state area.