In the new Xoli B concert, the performance heart is still beating — but he’s got fresh inspiration too.
With his latest single ‘Bhelukazi’ on rotation on mainstream commercial radio stations for the past few weeks, Xolisile ‘Xoli B’ Bongwana is back on stage with his first music solo concert at The Lesedi at Joburg Theatre on Friday, 21 May and Saturday, 22 May 2021. Titled ‘UZURI’ featuring a 6 piece accompanying band, he continues to tease audiences who are highly anticipating his debut album.
This show and the song selection is a smooth and soulful offering with lush afro soul sensibilities and expansive soundscapes that will transport the audience on an early autumn evening ride. The infectious music sees Xoli B pour his heart out about searching for healing, happiness and love and how that can be an ongoing journey, all this while highlighting his glorious vocals and exquisite falsetto tones, as well as his penchant for captivating storytelling and vivid song writing.
Speaking about the inspiration behind his new show ‘Uzuri’, Xoli B says: “The concert has been growing inside of me for as long as I can remember and I feel that there is no better time than now. There’s a lot of nostalgia in this album,” he says. “We’re paying homage to a lot of people and a lot of different things”
A seasoned performer in the theatre circles Xoli B has travelled all over Europe, America, Africa and Asia Pacific and has worked with creators such as William Kentridge, Gregory Maqoma, Nhlanhla Mahlangu and Luyanda Sidiya to mention a few. It was during his time as dancer at Vuyani Dance Theatre where he honed his singing skills, vocal abilities and performance prowess, among other things, Port Elizabeth native Xolisile Bongwana is certainly a musical and performance force that will soon become a household name.
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Dokoda Management Collective