The Soil sets East London ablaze

By Drum Digital
22 December 2014

Their current album Nostalgic Moments has gone platinum less than four months since its release and on the 6th birthday of the Buyelekhaya Festival yesterday in East London they proved why.

Their current album Nostalgic Moments has gone platinum less than four months since its release and on the 6th birthday of the Buyelekhaya Festival yesterday in East London they proved why.

The acapella group had the whole stadium of more than 20 000 screaming "encore!" after their one- and -a-half-hour set. Their song "Mkuluwa" off their new album got the crowd going to a point where it was just the crowd singing for a good two minutes as the group stood smiling. "Enkosi East London, we appreciate it," said Buhle Mda  - the only female member of the group.

"It's always wonderful to be appreciated and we understand fully that we made platinum because of the people," Buhle said. The group went on to say this festival was one of their best of a very busy 2014.

Speaking of busy, one of Africa's busiest groups Mafikizolo was also there and as usual they delivered to perfection. The group had just come from a weekend filled with shows in Cape Town, Zimbabwe and Durban and yet gave the best to their fans.
mafikizolo

The festival also saw African Giants Congolese born Papa Wemba and zimbabwen maestro Oliver Mtukudzi rock the stage of Buffalo cricket stadium in East London.

The festival started late afternoon and ended at 6am the following day, with some of the festival goers who didn't get tickets camping outside the venue listening to the music.

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