South African popular band, Urban Village, is set to hold a concert that will be streamed live for free at Untitled Basement in Johannesburg.
The concert is scheduled for 29th May. It is presented by artist management and booking company Akum Agency. This will be the band’s first official live video recording.
Speaking with Music Africa, the Soweto-based outfit said “Every concert or event is special to us, as it gives us the opportunity to connect with our villagers. However, this will be the first live music video recording we have shot. We are going to make sure the entire set is filmed and released for free to watch on YouTube.
“We would be featuring two Soweto-based designers, the fab Nikiwe Dolva, who has done hair with our sister Msaki; and Floyd Avenue Collection, to have us looking sharp for the entire night. There’s also a slot for our beautiful audience to feature in the video, so you can come vibe with us on the 29th of May at Untitled Basement”.
“Every Urban Village show is a vibe; we love linking with new and old audiences. We will be playing some new songs that will be released soon on our debut album LP via No Format. We will be dressing up the Urban Village outfit and urge the audience to do so too. Our own manager Jess White will be playing some tunes before and afterwards under his DJ moniker IAMSIWAS”.
The four-piece group has managed to gain popularity with South African music fans in the past few years. The band, which employs an electric mix of languages and musical influences such as maskandi, rock, and mbaqanga, is described as one that motivates, encourages and entertains; and awakens traditional and cultural traditional consciousness.
While concluding, the band’s management says that “it encapsulates day-to-day personal and societal experiences echoed with teachings by the elderly, bringing us back, not to be regressive but to return us to a point where our identity reflects us and our stories.