The Soil comprised of three young accapela singers from Soweto – Ntsika Fana Ngxanga, Luphindo Ngxanga, and Buhlebendalo Mda have had an incredible run of success since the release of their debut album (6 June 2011) through a joint venture between Native Rhythms Productions and Sony Music.

There is nothing more rewarding than having true talent recognized and in this case, the recognition is coming from both local and international experts in the arts.

The Soil recently returned from a series of Grahamstown Arts Festival fringe performances with a Standard Bank Ovation Award which enables them to be invited back on the main festival next year [between 28 June to 8 July 2012]. View a clip from their recent Grahamstown performance here.

No sooner had they arrived home when their publisher John Fishlock (Active Music Publishing) called confirming that ‘Sedilaka’ off the self-titled debut has just been secured for placement on an international film starring Halle Berry (Dark Tide).

The Soil’s composition ‘Sedilaka’ will feature in the body of the film for just over 2 minutes in a stills and video montage of the main character (Halle Berry) during a reflective moment, driving in her car, listening to the radio, and looking out to sea.

Dark Tide was shot in the UK and in South Africa (Simonstown and Seal Island) and is pegged for international release in November 2011.

Dark Tide movie trailer.

To stream songs off The Soil’s self-titled debut album click here

To download the album click here

First single ‘Joy (We Are Family)’ is now available for download here

For live performance updates go to

To receive The Soil’s previous press release with headline ‘Originally from Heaven, Born in Soweto, Destined to Triumph all over the World’ – please contact

Interview requests for The Soil to be directed to:

Sony Music Entertainment Africa Tel: +27 11 274 5000

S’khumbuzo Fassie e-mail:

Maria Hadjidimitriadis e-mail:

For Booking and Management Enquiries:

Native Rhythms Productions Tel: +27 11 325 2632


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