Freshlyground

Bio

Freshlyground is an Afro-pop band formed in Cape Town in 2002. The band members hail from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Their musical style blends elements of traditional South African music with pop and jazz. The current line-up is Zolani Mahola on vocals, drummer Peter Cohen, guitarist Julio 'Gugs' Sigauque, Josh Hawks on bass, Seredeal 'Shaggy' Scheepers on keyboards and percussion, violinist Kyla-Rose Smith and Simon Attwell (flute, mbira, sax and harmonica). They have released five albums to date: 'Jika Jika' (2003), 'Nomvula' (2004), 'Ma' Cheri' (2007), 'Radio Africa' (2010) and 'Take Me To The Dance' (2012).

In 2008 they picked up three SAMAs: best duo/group, Album Of The Year, Best Adult Contemporary Album: English, and Best Engineer. At the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards in Copenhagen, Freshlyground became the first South African musical act to win the award for Best African Act. At the 2008 Channel O Music Video Awards, the band received the Best Africa: Southern accolade for their single 'Pot Belly'. They received further international attention when they recorded ‘Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)’ with Colombian superstar Shakira for the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa. They continue to tour and perform regularly.

Music

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ZACape Town, South Africa

Contact

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Profile added by DJ Okapi on 28 May 2014
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