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By admin
27 October 2013

A new light is going to shine in our African sky, too old for New Afroteens.

Hailing from Nelson Mandela Bay, this group of seven young people is seasoned musicians, having grown out of the jazz/Afropop group, the New Afroteens. They have seen it and touched it all over the past years as New Afroteens. The New Afroteens performed over 300 gigs, including the Joy of Jazz, isidingo TV appearance. Their sold out Album titled  ‘Siyazazisa’ featured Bra Hugh Masekela and the late Puff Johnson.

But lighties grow up, and these band members decided to ditch the 'teens' part of their name. After all, most of them are at university. Modern Tribe was officially born this weekend.

Their first big gig is to open for Zonke on the 16th November 2013 at the Boardwalk Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth. They are totally up to the job. The hit is on for the Modern Tribe and the bigger plans will be revealed soon. Age isn’t anything for the young Modern Tribe; they are gearing up for the festive season with line up of gigs.

They have recorded 10 songs for their upcoming album. All the tracks, except one, are their own compositions. The style is different to their first cd. They have moved from adult style jazz, to more commercial pop, indie pop and Afro-pop music. “The songs are going to brighten up the music industry and no-one will even know that these are composed by 18 and 19 year olds, We will take the world of music to another level.” Themba Jack-Band leader.  Look out for these young fresh and exciting musicians to blow your mind and buzz the nation soon. Keep an eye on the sky as Modern Tribe takes off.

The tribe has spoken.