Soweto’s Finest is a talented dance crew that choreographs and performs all genres of dance under the leadership of Thomas Chauke and Sandile Shange. They describe themselves as the kings of prime time entertainment, who can be added to a headline act, line up and match the quality of performance and receive the same awesome responses. They are a perfect representation of a rainbow nation.
They group was started in 2006 with over 36 members and will be celebrating 10 years in the industry with their second single music launch. They launched their first one in 2012 and they are the first dance crew in SA to have two music singles under their belt.
Currently Soweto’s Finest is made up of of six team members and they are all under 30. “It has been a long and rewarding journey for us to be where we are at today. We managed to sustain the business by dance performances which come through bookings, host our own events & workshops and choreograph music videos for well-known SA musicians” says Thomas Chauke- Choreographer and Co- founder of Soweto’s Finest.
They have been fortunate enough to travel the world, besides being featured at the closing ceremony of the 2010 Fifa World Cup and their sold out Europe Tour that took place in 2014, in 2015 they launched their 1 hour show at Soweto Theatre in February that featured the award winning music band “Micasa” and they had an opportunity to take it to Chad. They have also been to Namibia twice this year- To perform at the Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) and also as an opening act at the Trey Songz concert.
The group also recently launched a new range of sneakers named “SBHUJWA” under the Pierre Cardin umbrella; the sneakers are available at retailers nationwide. , Sbhujwa is the name of the dance genre that they perform and are also proud international ambassadors.
‘’From all the experience that we have gathered from working with the likes of Somizi Mhlongo, Micasa, Professor, Oskido, Dj Tira, Dj Cleo, El’Vovo, Cassper Nyovest, Character and Moneoa we then decided that it was time to launch our second single named UZELENI’’ says Chauke.
‘‘The song is about people that go to parties with no planning and absolutely no intention of having fun; people that complain about paying an entrance fee to get into the party and people that just stand there the whole time and do not even buy drinks “Uzeleni; translated as Why did you come here or What are you doing here?”. The song was produced by Dj Cleo and it also features him’’ concluded Shange