THE SOIL MAKE THEIR DEBUT LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE APOLLO THEATRE MUSIC CAFÉ IN NEW YORK – 13 MARCH 2013
The soil represent South Africa at the Africa Now Festival 2013 which took place at the Apollo theatre music café in New York on the 13 March 2013. The A cappella trio’s show at the Apollo theatre Music café was sold out three days before the day of the show. Besides being proud to be invited to perform amongst the well respected African musicians such as Lokua Kanza (Congolese), Nneka (Nigeria), Freshly Ground (South africa) and Blitz the Ambassador(Ghana), the soil was proud to receive 3 standing aviation during their performance.
Here’s some wonderful news! In the New York Daily News from longtime music critic, Jim Farber, included The Soil in his ³The Top 10 Music Picks of the Week March 31, 2013² column”!
Click link below to the soil performance at the Apollo theatre Music Café
Pu2ma – Makes her Debut at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (5 – April 2013)
Pu2ma made her presence felt at the prestigious Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2013. She performed on the Basil “Manenberg” Coetzee stage ahead of Internationally a-claimed artist Kirk Whalum. This is what Pu2ma had to say about her performance at the International Cape Town Jazz Festival 2013
“It is a great honour to be performing at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival – it’s not every day that a developing artist such as me performs on the Basil “Manenberg”Coetzee stage ahead of Kirk Whalum, while Jill Scott is preparing to go on stage after my show over at Kippies. I know I will surprise a lot of people; they must just come and see us do ourthing. My set takes me back home – you know those mornings when you wake up in PE and the sounds of Winston Mankunku and Ella Fitzgerald greet you as the first sounds you hear while another neighbour plays Mbaqanga – I plan to have a lot of percussive and soulful elements in the music, and will include a tribute to some of the artists that have influenced me musically and spiritually.”
Pu2ma performed at the CTIJF 2013 with a 7-piece band on Friday 5 April at Basil “Manenberg” Coetzee stage from 22h45 to 23h45. For programme.
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