Urban Village

AFRO FOLK ZULU

ZA

BIO

Urban Village music is made up of 4 young, self-taught and experimental artists from Soweto, Johannesburg : Lerato Lichaba on Guitar/Vocals, who has toured extensively with the legendary Madala Kunene as part of Forest Jam Orchestra, multi-instrumentalist Tubatsi Mpho Moloi on flute, guitar and Mbira who was an actor/dancer in the renowned musical production Umoja, Xolani “Cush” Mtshali on drums and Simangaliso “Smash” Dlamini on bass

Their sound can be described as South African folk music layered with electric, funky acoustic melodies and a blend of traditional influences. The band’s music encapsulates day-to-day black livelihood experiences.

DISCOGRAPHY

2021 : Udondolo – album (Nø Førmat)
2020 : Ubaba – EP (Nø Førmat)

DATES

Upcoming

Past

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23/052022
CAFE DE LA DANSE→ PARIS
22/052022
NANCY JAZZ PULSATIONS→ NANCY
21/052022
OPERA DE LYON→ LYON
20/052022
MAGIC MIRROR→ COUTANCES
18/052022
FESTIVAL RIO LOCO→ TOULOUSE
14/052022
PAUL B→ MASSY
13/052022
LE TAMANOIR→ GENNEVILLIERS