Sobantwana finally releases her debut album titled Mahlungulu which takes the story of her ethnic Xhosa tribe, Amampondomise, to the world. Sobantwana is a talented South African songstress who hails from the valley of a thousand hills in a little town of Tsolo in the former Transkei.
Sobantwana’s music is a fusion of eclectic soul and jazz mixed with strong traditional African harmonies. Her fans describe her sound as “Isingqi sakwantu” which has influences from the likes of Miriam Makeba, Busi Mhlongo, Madosini as well as Brenda Fassie.
Her stage presence is nothing short of amazing as her energetic spirit has the power to mesmerise a crowd, she is a powerful performer of note with a deep sense of cultural rooting and a high intellect of Pan-Africanist ideologies.
“I put my heart and soul on the Mahlungulu project, it is very dear to me and I hope that it will help listeners feel more connected with their spirituality” says Sobantwana.
Having previously released her first EP ‘Birth’ under Native Rhythms Records, Sobantwana has since become a force to be reckoned with through collaborations with some South African house music heavyweights such as Blanka Mazimela from Bantwanas as well as Ryan Murgatroyd from Crazy White Boy. Download/Stream Mahlungulu here: https://ditto.fm/mahlungulu
Mahlungulu Track List:
- The Story Of Mahlungulu
- Izizwe (feat. Korus)
- Ndenzeni (feat. Korus)
- Qongqothwane (feat. Ndumiso)