Vuks soothes hearts with his mellow tunes

2017-11-16 06:01
Vukile ‘Ta Vucks’ Bomela has a new album.                Photo by Lulekwa Mbadamane

Vukile ‘Ta Vucks’ Bomela has a new album. Photo by Lulekwa Mbadamane

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As a toddler, VUKILE “Ta Vuks” Bomela watched and listened to his grandfather and uncle sing gospel music.

But as fate would have it, Vukile lost the sight in his eyes and went blind when he was just four years old.

He had to be sent to the Efata School for the blind in the Eastern Cape.

But it seems as sight left him, the gift of music stayed with him.

Vukile,54, from Mfuleni, dreamt of becoming a gospel singer from a tender age.

“When my father sent me to the school for the blind I started singing.

“He bought a radio for me and I would listen along to all the songs.”

He joined a music class, where he learned to play the piano and keyboard. He said his dad later bought him a piano.

Ta Vuks has four albums under his name so far. The first one was released in 1984.

He released his fourth album, Uthando Lukababa Lujulile, earlier this year. “People living with disabilities can be whatever they want to be.”

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