The Kaya FM Presents Live @ The Bassline series is bringing in summer with a bang, with a line-up that just keeps getting better.
Kaya FM is delighted to present true African superstars Mafikizolo the immensely popular duo takes to the Bassline stage on 5 November. Having travelled and performed on many international stages local fans will be in for a treat as they perform their chart topping hits!
Mafikizolo has wowed audiences across Africa and the world, including performances alongside Akon at Wembley Stadium in the UK. The duo graces the stages of major international festivals, so the chance to see them at home in the intimate Bassline space presents a rare opportunity. In fact, the group has not graced the Bassline stage since they opened the Newtown venue 11 years ago. This return to the Bassline is history in the making – so be sure not to miss out.
Mafikizolo’s live show is a music and dance-filled spectacle that includes a litany of hits from their impressive catalogue of music.
Their multi-platinum selling album Reunited, sealed their iconic status on the continent winning a record eight SAMA awards in 2014 and receiving the Best International Act (Africa) nomination, they won the hearts of Africans across the continent scooping two MTV Africa awards for song of year, Kona featuring Uhuru and Best Group.
The group’s latest single is a truly continental collaboration Colors of Africa, the song is a collaboration with one of Africa’s hottest artists, Diamond Platnumz and celebrates the diversity of music from different parts of the continent. The Swahili lyrics by Diamond Platnumz are mixed with Mafikizolo’s signature Zulu and Sotho lingo over a catchy, Afro-beat inspired tune by DJ Maphorisa.
Supporting Mafikizolo will be Encore, the Afro-Soul trio that has been creating magic for the past seven years and who finally put together their finest work into 13 tracks.
They stepped onto the commercial stream with their hit single Ke Fela Pelo and have gone on to perform at major events and festivals such as the Joy of Jazz festival in Joburg, the Capital Arts Festival, Rendezvous venue and the African Jazz Night all in Pretoria.
Kaya FM Presents Live @ The Bassline music series has become known for the incredible calibre of the artists and the Bassline’s Brad Holmes has this to say about the on-going partnership, “The partnership with Kaya FM and Bassline to create a music platform for African artists to showcase their craft has been successful and well received! We have no doubt that Mafikizolo will carry the Afropolitan music torch with pride with their live show that is an experience like no other!”