Profile – AfroSoulJazz Songstress

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Artist & Band – Khethi & her AfroTwist
Blending urban sounds with African soul on jazzy blue notes, South African-born singer Khethukubonga “Khethi” Ntshangase “afrosouljazz” sound brings to mind the soul stylings of jazz and soul connoisseurs. Her musical journey and pursuit to establish her name as a global brand is cosmic; inspired by her need to think out of the box! Afro-Twist as a band gets Khethi’s need for fresh grooves that capture the tribal essence of her roots and her passion for jazz and blues music…

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Khethi collaborates with musicians from all over the world on her travels. She is currently based in Johannesburg working as Khethi & her AfroTwist which comprises of cool young musicians from South Africa, Lesotho & Nigeria. AfroSoulJazz is the fusion of sound they love to play and sing. The band has been together since February 2009, “we enjoy each other’s musicality, constantly growing our craft by studying different genres. We are essentially a 5 piece band [lead vocal, keyboard, guitar, bass and percussions] we also have a backup singer and a saxophone play. We have music training and each member has more than 5 years’ experience in music performance. We love it live!”

Previous Client List:

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HKLM, Fire & Ice Hotel, Rolling Stone Magazine, Katy’s Palace Bar, Nedbank, Absa, Dept of Enviromental affairs, Dept Tourism, Unilever, Bloom Marketing, Office of the First Lady [RSA+ Malawi], Leximark Printers [HQ Paris], Lake of Stars festival, Zanzibar International Film Festival, Oppikoppi, Grahamstown National Arts Fest, Infinite Word Fest in Botswana, Palm Pictures [UK], Moyo’s restaurant, Sophiatown restaurant, Shikisha restaurant, Pata Pata restaurant, Bluesroom, State Theatre, BAT Center, CTICC, AWID, TEDSoweto, Hyatt Regency, Movenpick & Serena Hotel [Tzn]

HKLM Interview from Khethi Ntshangase on Vimeo.

Links:
- Khethi & her AfroTwist performing Sade’s King of Sorrow
- Khethi & Lerato Lichaba on African Classics at Moyo’s Restaurant
- Khethi released her Exemplify album online in 2006, in Tanzania in 2008 and in South Africa in 2010