Kwaito duo per­forms in Bay

The Herald (South Africa) - - Leisure - Za­man­dulo Malonde

Port El­iz­a­beth will jam to SA kwaito duo Vetkuk and Ma­hoota’s lat­est al­bum Lo­cal Ev­ery­where on Sun­day De­cem­ber 9.

With more than 17 years in the in­dus­try and five orig­i­nal al­bums later, the duo has amassed many fans and, although they had not re­leased an al­bum since 2012, the drop of Lo­cal Ev­ery­where in July proved Vetkuk and Ma­hoota still had it.

“I’d al­ready been in the in­dus­try for 24 years when [Ma­hoota] joined me, and we formed Vetkuk and Ma­hoota 17 years ago,” Vetkuk said.

Since re­leas­ing the al­bum Di­naledi six years ago, the mu­si­cians have re­leased sin­gles like Kha­balenja, Je­hova, Stokvel

and Uthando Lokud­lala.

The tunes fea­tured the likes of Cassper Ny­ovest, Lady Za­mar, Nok­wazi, AB Crazy and other African mu­si­cians.

Lo­cal Ev­ery­where was wel­comed with crit­i­cal ac­claim by fans who were al­ready tire­lessly jam­ming to Ziwa Murtu ,a Gqom sin­gle off the al­bum fea­tur­ing Kwesta.

On how they man­age to keep rel­e­vant and cater for dif­fer­ent gen­er­a­tions, Vetkuk said: “It takes a lot to build a brand but it’s very easy to tar­nish it. We take our brand very se­ri­ously from the way we present our­selves to pro­fes­sion­al­ism and per­form­ing.

“We re­spect our craft and our fans by be­ing con­sis­tent in what we de­liver,” he said.

The duo play var­i­ous gen­res from clas­sics, gqom, kwaito and more.

● Vetkuk and Ma­hoota will per­form at Hello De­cem­ber at Kwano’s Meat Corner and at Monde’s in Mother­well later on Sun­day.

KEEP JAM­MING: Vetkuk, left, and Ma­hoota

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