Tho­bile Makhoy­ane to head­line ‘Awumbimbe Um­jeka’

Swazi Observer - - ENTERTAINMENT - By Phesheya Kunene

AWUMBIMBE UM­JEKA is all about cel­e­brat­ing iden­tity dur­ing Na­tional Flag Day.

The show will be on Satur­day at SoFresh Lounge in Manzini.

What bet­ter way to cel­e­brate this na­tional event by rop­ing in one of Swazi­land’s best kept se­crets and mu­si­cal ex­ports who will ser­e­nade the na­tion us­ing some of our most an­cient mu­si­cal in­stru­ments as well as her golden voice?

The songstress said the in­stru­ment Makhoy­ane iden­ti­fies her as a Swazi, and it is an in­stru­ment she can re­late with so eas­ily.

That said, she also added that this show was in­spired by the idea of cel­e­brat­ing your roots, the in­dige­nous­ness of ev­ery per­son.

“I want to bring back my solo ca­reer back to life, as you know I last per­formed in the coun­try in 2010, in the Bush­Fire fes­ti­val. I have learnt more in Mozam­bique and want to im­ple­ment all that I learnt here at home. The show is also about up­lift­ing each other in the mu­sic in­dus­try, as you know that SoFresh has done so much to see arts grow in the coun­try,” she added.

Tho­bile Makhoy­ane, who forms part of Spirit In­dige­nous, is back within lo­cal mu­sic cir­cles as a solo artist.

Spirit In­dige­nous, for­merly based in Mozam­bique, is now back in the coun­try, tak­ing a break from the Mozam­bi­can mu­sic in­dus­try.

The fe­male artist re­vealed that her part­ner was cur­rently in­volved with a group from South Africa, the Pan African Band.

To com­plete the ex­pe­ri­ence, Tho­bile will be joined by a few of Swazi­land’s pre­mier po­ets as well as fel­low mu­si­cians to give out some­thing that can at best be called a night to re­mem­ber.

Th­ese will be TheLastMan, Karabo Mh­lala and Themba Mavuso (Magaba).

The na­tion is in­vited to ex­pe­ri­ence the best of what Swazi­land has to of­fer in terms of mu­sic, po­etry cui­sine and great com­pany.

Gates open at 1900 hrs and the show starts at 2000 hours, dam­age is E40.

MU­SI­CAL: Tho­bile Makhoy­ane.

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