Music behemoths, Soul Brothers, to perform for one night only in Soweto.
One of South Africa’s biggest music exports, Soul Brothers, will further extend their influence on South Africa’s music scene with a performance at Soweto Theatre’s An Evening With… installation that promises to be nothing short of explosive. Pioneers who popularised the genre Mbaqanga with a vocal prowess unmatched, euphonic organ and spellbinding bass lines have had South Africans singing along and dancing tirelessly to hits like ‘Intokazi’, ‘Mama ka Sibongile’ and ‘Idlozi’ for decades. At the end of April they emerge with more hits to share before they go on an international tour.
The cross-generational group continues to captivate audiences with their unique and instantly recognisable sound. This is despite their lead singer David Masondo passing away in July 2015. Soul Brothers have released over 40 albums since their formation in 1974. Being the institution that they are, a continuation of this precious legacy is only fitting. Soweto Theatre is very proud to host these legends of our cultural landscape on Saturday 27 April.
“We mark the beginning of a new era. An era where the Soweto Theatre will showcase world-class African theatre and musical productions. Celebrating the best of Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa and Africa we go fearlessly on the road to excellence. We want Soweto Theatre to be the top of mind tourist destination for anyone visiting South Africa who wants to hear African stories being told and performed. The Soul Brothers are testament to this vision. We stage pieces that our local community can relate to and what an international audience will thoroughly enjoy.” – Nomsa Mazwai (General Manager)
About an Evening With…
An Evening With… which takes place every last Saturday of the month, is an exclusive series of one night only performances with South Africa’s most talented vocalists. In this one time only performance, singers, accompanied by their bands perform two 40 minute sets with a 20 minute interval.
Date: 27 April 2017
Venue: Soweto Red Theatre