AFRO CAFÉ LIVE Experience Kicks Off Jazz Month With Flair

Last week’s Afro Café hosted a few of its lucky viewers and VIP guests to an evening of Performance, Laughter and fine cuisine at Cantare Montecasino in Johannesburg. The event aptly named, Live Experience, was  organized by Tsalena Media. 

The SABC2 Flagship program hosted . Touted as the ultimate Music program that supports and unearths Local Talent, the 

Live Experience was a first experiential of its kind by the SABC2 flagship program and featured a surprise performance by the local Acapella outfit THE SOIL.

Now I have to make a confession here; I was never a The Soil fan. Truth be told I was always baffled by the hype around a group that sings acapella. 


Wow, You genuinely have to see thse guys perform to appreciate their talent and the work that goes into their set. 

Painting a picture for — these guys performed 4 or 5 songs. Nothing special about that, right? WRONG. These guys person all those songs back to back, on key and with no backtrack... and they still managed to interact with the crowd. 

Singing is not easy. It is exhausting. Doing what The Soil does on stage is like running laps around track. They do not have the luxury of a backtrack to carry the music when they are tired. 

I was awestruck by their ability to maintain that cohesion in their sound song after song. They are a true musical gem and they sweat for their money which makes me as listener appreciate them more because they work to get my attention. I am a new fan. 

The Soweto group had an overwhelming response from other guests as well as they serenaded the room with a rendition of Miriam Makeba's  "LaKu Tshoni iLanga". 
“It’s incredible to see how the show has touched viewers throughout the years; engagement with our viewers in person, online or via social is important,” said SABC2 Brand Manager Nomfundo Sibiya.
Over the few months viewers will be treated to Afro Café Live Experientials with surprise performances from leading and new talent from Mzansi and the World.

Thank you Afro Cafe for the experience. Thank you Stoan for always making me proud to be a Motswana. 

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