Samthing Soweto

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All ages

Language: English
Featured Artists: Samkelo Mdolomba (vocals), Mduduzi Mathebula (bass), Mduduzi Memela (DJ), Bonginkosi Zondo (guitar), Nhlonipho Dlamini (keys)
Company: Youbuntu

Performing at the National Arts Festival always brings out the best in Samthing Soweto 

If there is a musician who can bring forth the surprise element when it comes to his vocal ability, it is Samthing Soweto! This award winning writer, vocalist and composer returns to the National Arts Festival for the fourth time with an infusion of band jazz and an urban DJ sound. After success with the hit Akanamali, Samthing Soweto has developed a sound that is both soothing and soulfully electric.

Samthing Soweto’s decade of experience in the music industry has seen him produce a volume of work across a number of genres, all blended with his trademark sound – and his performance will showcase all that we have grown to love about Samthing Soweto. By adding a DJ to his live set, he will take the audience on a sound journey that is sure to get them up on their feet.

Samkelo Lelethu Mdolomba was the founding member of The Soil but is best known as the vocalist and writer of Akanamali, which received three South African Music Awards. He is a winner of a Standard Bank Ovation Award and the Cape Town Fringe FRESH Award. He will release his debut solo album later this year.


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