Tromp­ies true to art

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KWAITO le­gends Tromp­ies are plan­ning a per­for­mance of a life­time as one of the main acts for the cre­ative gather­ing One Source Live.

Group mem­ber Eu­gene Mthethwa says Tromp­ies is happy to be part of some­thing that cel­e­brates African cre­ativ­ity.

“More­over, the genre we come from is orig­i­nal and unique to South Africa. I think that’s why the or­gan­is­ers in­volved us.”

Mthethwa said Tromp­ies had yet to re­ceive a neg­a­tive re­view for their mu­sic.

“We cut across the youth be­cause they do love our mu­sic. I don’t know how it hap­pens be­cause the air­waves don’t play much of our songs but I know when we play Sweety Lavo, for in­stance, ev­ery­body stands up and dances to that mu­sic.”Peo­ple com­ing to these events and sup­port­ing them is a bea­con of hope for us as we have stayed true to our cul­tures,” said Mthethwa.

One Source Live will have per­for­mances from SJava, Shane Ea­gle, DJ PH, Nige­rian mu­si­cal sen­sa­tion D’BANJ and the lead­ers of the Gqom na­tion, Distruc­tion Boyz.

Tak­ing place at 1 Fox in Joburg later this month, the event will once again fea­ture cre­ative rev­o­lu­tion­ar­ies Khuli Chana, Sho Mad­jozi, Trevor Stu­ur­man and Os­borne Macharia.

| Jen­nifer Bruce African News Agency (ANA)

AN­GELA Quin­tal.

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