The Soil to play on Botswana soil

Word reaching Showbiz is that South Africa (SA)'s most loved acapella group 'The Soil' will be performing here on the June 7th at Ditshupo Hall.

This is the first time the group will be in Botswana let alone performing here.  The group, which consists of three members; two men and a woman are well-known for their unique musical style that rouses the spirit.  Their latest song Inkomo featuring Zakwe became an instant hit upon its release, causing a buzz all over SA and receiving a lot of air play on local radio stations.

Their album, Sedilaka sold platinum, and even made an impression on music lovers in the United States of America.  The title track, Sedilaka was even featured in a movie starring Halle Berry called Dark Tide.  To add to their accolades, they have the Best Afro Soul 2012 award from the South African Traditional Music Award (SATMA). Speaking to the organiser of the event, Leatile Makgale told Showbiz that they decided to bring The Soil because there has been a huge demand here for the group to perform.  "Some were even posting on Facebook demanding for the group to come perform here because they are unique, talented musicians that offer a different kind of music that many Batswana appreciate, so we decided it was time we brought them here," he said. Makgale further explained that they also decided to bring the group here since they are doing very well and winning most of the awards they are nominated for and they are currently the talk of the town and the hottest thing in their country.  "The Soil is a musical group that does acapella music and is flexible with a band and programmed beats.  The type of music they do is called Kasi Soul music because it talks about the situations they are faced with in their environment and many people can relate with them," he said. Makgale further pointed out that they are still deciding on the local artists to feature in the show, but so far they are in negotiation with Jazz women like Kearoma Rantao and Nnunu Ragontse.

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