Bassline SUMMER heats up with Langa Mavuso Spoek Mathambo and melo B Jones now joining Samthing Soweto on the line up  

By CityLife Arts Writer

Joining Samthing Soweto at Bassline SUMMER on Saturday 3 December 2022 at Constitution Hill will be Langa Mavuso, LaliBoi with Spoek Mathambo, Melo B Jones & Rah Punzl.

Added to the announcement of headline artist Samthing Soweto is another amazing Urban-Soul singer-songwriter Langa Mavuso. The inclusion of Langa Mavuso really takes the Bassline SUMMER into the next level of live music enjoyment. Thanks to the support of Concerts SA and their partners The Royal Norwegian Embassy, SAMRO & IKS Cultural Consulting the lineup is further strengthened with LaliBoi and renowned producer Spoek Mathambo who create a unique and vital blend of Hip-hop, Jazz and South African tribal music.

The outcome of the call for applications for female lead bands/artists has added two wonderful fresh talents; Melo B Jones and Rah Punzl. Melo B Jones describes her music as Boom-Bap-Soul, while Rah Punzl is a Fresh Find” from RnB Soul, Trap-soul and Afro House. 

“Bassline SUMMER celebrates the end of the year, time to have fun and let go, with the best of Mzansi talent from our most shining stars to our rising stars in the making. This year Bassline SUMMER falls part of Johannesburg’s annual Arts Alive Festival.” Says Bassline Live’s Brad Holmes.  

The City of Joburg, through the Arts Alive International Arts Festival and other initiatives, continues to support the creative sector and expand its reach and impact through partnerships. In celebration of the 30th edition of the Arts Alive International Festival 2022, the Arts Alive Festival will present a variety of artistic programmes featuring artists from various sectors of the creative industries through cultural activities which includes music, fashion, craft, comedy, dance, theatre, visual art and cultural educational workshops.

To further add to the development and training of the live music industry at large, the Bassline will be giving the artists performing and the technical trainees on the Fest production one year usage to the Bassline Music Biz Essentials, online masterclasses, where they can, HEAR IT FROM THE PROS, with a series of online videos covering the essentials of the live music business, straight from the industry pros. For more info:

No Summer fun is complete without food, refreshments and markets; adding to the music on offer will be an artisanal craft market and bars, beer gardens and food vendors.

This year’s celebration is on Saturday 3rd December 2022 at Jozi’s iconic Constitution Hill (which has become the home of the Bassline Fests over the past five years). Constitution Hill and Bassline take their relationship up a notch this year, and includes a partnership with an intimate curated Craft Market, called the Creative Uprising Market which is an artisanal pop-up market that showcases the talent of local artists, makers, and unique small businesses who create handmade goods and original artwork with a story.

The headline artist is multi-award winning, Sowetan born and raised, singer-songwriter supreme, Samthing Soweto, who is perfectly placed to transcend the audience with his silky voice, come the end of another hard year. Samthing Soweto began his career as a member of the globally acclaimed South African acapella group The Soil, which he co-founded. He contributed to the band’s multi-award-winning self-titled debut album’s success by penning eight of the eleven songs featured on the record. Following his departure from the band, he released an indie EP named “This N That Without Tempo” in 2010. The album highlighted the singer’s strong song writing roots as well as his love of acapella music. His second album, “Isphithiphithi” (2019), was certified platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa RiSA, and included his unique blend of Afro-pop, amapiano, and R&B. 2020 saw him release an EP titled “Danko” with 6 Amapiano tracks. Each live show of Samthing Soweto’s is a unique experience, not to be missed.

Tickets are available on Computicket & Howler for R300 (excl. booking fee)

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