It Takes A Village Ep. 1
Soda Studio presents ‘It Takes A Village: Episode 1 Mvela Kuqala - The story of Izivunguvungu’
‘It Takes A Village’ is a four-part live streaming experience covering one of Joburg’s most loved acts Urban Village, each show will feature guests, discussions and vinyl selections on the influences behind their blend of maskandi, mbaqanga, folk music, Zulu rock and Xhosa funk.
Episode One will explore the latest single ‘Izivunguvungu’ a song inspired by Zulu traditional music genre called Isicathamiya. It is a male opera style of music that Zulu Migrant workers performed together occasionally at their places of dwelling. Izivunguvungu is a song about striving to overcome the storms and hardships of life, about the promise of the return home.
Paul Mnisi formally known as RudeBoy Paul will host the three hour episode, as the band will dig into their vinyl crates to play tracks and a couple of covers from acts like The Crocodiles, Zulu Messengers and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Soda Studios are combining live performance, listening sessions, live interviews, Virtual fan rooms and custom designed sets to offer people at home not only a grooving music experience but also educational experience by digging deep into the culture that brought out the music as well as meeting the main cultural influences behind it. Furthermore, the audience is able to login to the performance, chat with the performers as well as turn their cameras on and dance along to the band. The benefit of broadcasting to the internet is that you are not constrained by a schedule of radio or TV..
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