The Soil talks life, unity & music

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Kasi Soul sensation The Soil will be performing at the Color Run in Soweto this Sunday 17 April. We caught up with the acapella trio hear their thoughts on music, unity, happiness and how to create a better life.

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You will be performing at the Color Run this Sunday. What does it mean to you to be performing at this event?

It really means a lot - especially that we grew up in Soweto and we’re appreciated by the people of Soweto. We look forward to meeting our fans. We always want to perform in Soweto and it's thanks to events like the Color Run that we get to become part and parcel of Soweto heritage. The Color Run is going to be a great event for the whole family, because it’s so colourful, it attracts and unifies so many diverse people and it makes people so happy.

Soweto is your home ground. How do you feel about performing to your home crowd?

It's very exciting, because will be showcasing the talent that came from Soweto. And the vibe is very unique and special compared to other places and countries. This is where the sound originates.

You have a new band member, Theo Matshoba, from Dobsonville Soweto, who has taken over from your popular leading lady Buhle. Theo, tell us what inspired you to the brave step to audition to join the band.

It is so important to take a step in the right direction and I am so glad I took that step to audition to join the band. It was daunting, but I felt compelled. I am a singer at heart and The Soil is my favourite band. It’s a dream come true. Buhle is an inspiration to me and I commend her for following her heart and dreams into the next phase of her life. I also thank her for the opportunity she created for me to step into this role. I will do my best to live up to her legacy.

What inspires you to make music?

Everything that surrounds us, be it politics, people, current issues and life in general. We believe music can bring people together and can create unity, something that is in low supply in the country at the moment.

What songs can fans look forward to hearing at The Color Run in Soweto?

Relegate humanity, which clearly states that we are one as a people.

What inspiration would you like Soweto’s Color Runners to take from your music?Everything is possible, we did it from Soweto to the world, and they can also do it.

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