Bringing a taste of Imbali to local jazz fest

2018-07-18 06:01
PHOTO: s uppliedHailing from Imbali, ReechSoulz will bring their Afro-pop sound to Pietermaritzburg audiences.

PHOTO: s uppliedHailing from Imbali, ReechSoulz will bring their Afro-pop sound to Pietermaritzburg audiences.

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THE Imbali Afro-Pop group ReechSoulz has been chosen as one of the groups that will perform at the Pietermaritzburg Jazz Festival, set to be held at the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds in August.

The group consists of four members —Mlungisi Shabangu, Snethemba Xul, Philasande Xozwa and Lusanda Katise.

Formed in July last year by band member Lusanda Katise, the purpose of the group is to address issues that the youth face, especially in Imbali, through music.

The group’s manager, Sibonelo Ndlela, said they are very grateful for this opportunity and they will make sure that they use it wisely.

“It’s been a year since the group was formed but already it is getting this huge opportunity.

“This will be our first time performing at the Pietermaritzburg Jazz Festival. It will be one of our most remarkable moments since it’s a big platform.

“We are very excited to be part of such a great event,” he said.

“What makes it even more special is knowing that we will be sharing the same stage with award winning artists like Amanda Black, Sjava, Zakes Bantwini and many more.

“We are now busy preparing for this event because we want to blow the audience away with our performance,” he said.

He said their music is not only about singing but also about the group wanting to get a message across to the people, to teach them about different issues and problems that South African communities face.

He also revealed that the group will also be dropping an Extended Play (EP), titled Soulful Journey, soon. The EP will be produced by Mduduzi Ntuli at BBM Studios in Imbali.

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