Album of the Month – January 2021

Urban Village - Udondolo

Photo: Justice Mukheli

Urban Village are a quartet who grew up in the township of Soweto at the tail end of apartheid.
Creating a unique spin on South Africa’s multiple musical genres, ‘Udondolo’ explores traditional Maskandi, Zulu guitar, and jazz whilst blending their own indie-folk with soulful harmonies that pays homage to the culture and people of Soweto.

Stay home, get cosy and embrace the potent and seductive melodies of Urban Village; you just might forget about the big bad world out there for a while.

Urban Village; are singer/flautist Tubatsi Mpho Moloi, guitarist Lerato Lichaba, drummer Xolani Mtshali and bassist  Simangaliso Dlamini.

Month – January 2021 
Artist – Urban Village (South Africa)
Title – Udondolo
Label – Nø førmat!
Genre – Zulu/indie-folk/maskandi/jazz, 


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