The One Who Sings and The Feminine Force Ft Kush Mahleka #LettersToTheYouth-
Sat Aug 26, 18:30 - Sat Aug 26, 21:30
Prepare to be captivated by "Letters To The Youth” A musical event hosted by The One Who Sings and her band The Feminine Force featuring the incredibly talented poet Kush Mahleka.
Join us at Youngblood-Africa on Youth Day June 16th for an unforgettable evening of music, nostalgia, and a heartfelt exploration of our innermost truths. Let the power of The Feminine Force's harmonies and Kush Mahleka's unique words transport you to a place where your inner youth can dance freely, and where the stories of your past merge with the realities of the present.
This extraordinary evening will take place at Youngblood-Africa art gallery, offering an intimate setting that allows you to fully immerse yourself in the transformative power of music and storytelling. Prepare to embark on a journey of reflection, as Kush Mahleka's performance invites you to delve into the depths of your own experiences, embracing the nostalgia of childhood and youth while unravelling the truths that shape the present.
The Feminine Force will take the stage, fronted by The One Who Sings - AKA Zolani Mahola; former lead singer of pan-African supergroup Freshlyground. The One Who Sings has assembled a diverse collective of artists, including Sky Dladla, a virtuoso of traditional African instruments, and Genevieve Lee, a classically trained singer whose exploration of Amazonian medicine music adds a unique dimension to the collective's sound. Additionally, the accomplished bass player and pianist, Cal Thompson, brings her expertise and innovation to The Feminine Force. Percussionist and singer Ntombe Halam is a recent graduate of UCT’s African Music Department. The final member of the band is drummer and singer Chante Phillips whose power on the drums is only matched by the sweetness of her voice.
Kush Mahleka, known by her birth name Lindokuhle Mahleka, is a remarkable 29-year-old word Expressionist hailing from the Eastern Cape, with roots spanning Ngqeleni, King William's Town, Uitenhage, Tabankulu, and Port Elizabeth. Her artistic prowess extends beyond the pages of her own book, "One Year Stand: Moments and Memories," as she has collaborated with renowned artist Amanda Black on her powerful album "Power," lending her voice to the captivating intro track.
Adding to her impressive repertoire, Kush Mahleka's latest endeavor includes a feature on Mobi Dixon's album "When House Was House," where her soul-stirring vocals grace the introductory track "Uthunyiwe."
Join us at Youngblood-Africa on June 16th for an unforgettable evening of music, nostalgia, and a heartfelt exploration of our innermost truths.