The Soil

The Soil - Echoes of Kofifi 

 

A 3-member acappella singing group whose music can best be described as ‘Kasi Soul’. The Soil strives to fuse their voices to deliver melodic and harmonious messages that are aimed at uplifting and healing souls all around the world.

The first member of the group exists in a spiritual form as The Creator of all. The other three members of the group take a physical form: Buhlebendalo Mda, Luphindo Ngxanga, and Ntsika Fana Ngxanga, who are occasionally also supported by two backing vocalists, Asanda and Tshwarelo.

The Soil claims they are simply channels of the songs that they believe come to them from a sacred place where they just serve as mediums that help carry the message through. The Album & The Music:  This self-titled album by The Soil is surely going to take you back to the time when the Creator sculpted the skies and the land,covering it with...the soil.  The group’s music bears testimony to the fact that God created man using the very soil and thousands of years later He gave a voice to The Soil.  It is through this belief that The Soil invites you to listen with your ear on the ground as you might hear the sound. 

Defined as Kasi Soul, the group’s music features (in a contemporary township style), an eclectic mix of musical genres such as jazz, hip hop, Afro-pop and Afro-soul).  The group’s musical style is evident in its rhythmic vocal bass line, with constant beat boxing - a distinct feature in the music - whilst the remaining voices contribute to the chordal and polyphonic accompaniment.  Equal and up to the challenge, each of the group members take turns in solo vocal performance to display their most beautiful rendition of the melodic versesembedded in each song.

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