Rise of the Underdogs presents Bongeziwe Mabandla


So, how does Word N Sound follow-up having the eclectic Bongeziwe Mabandla as a headlining act at their 3rd annual Word N Sound Youth Poetry + Live Music Festival? The answer – collaborating once more with the two-time SAMA nominee; this time to be the headline performer at our new show – Rise of The Underdogs!

Rise of the Underdogs is the newest show to be produced by Word N Sound. Hosted at the SABC’s S, it is a live music showcase featuring music by up-and-coming bands, and headlined by an established act.

It is our endeavour to provide a platform for said bands to showcase their talents, and engage new audiences, whilst giving audiences a sneak peek into what the future music scene looks like.

So, what better way to launch than with the ineffable talent that is Bongeziwe Mabandla? This versatile artist is a singer/songwriter/actor and instrumentalist. His musical journey has taken him from the rural plains of Tsolo in the Eastern Cape, to as far afield as London and Paris.

His unplugged style is an eclectic afro-soul collage that draws from hip-hop, soul, mbaqanga, and traditional Xhosa music. It has left audiences and artists so enamored that it has been featured in TV series and movies.

The show will take place at the SABC studios on the 19th of April at 13:00, and tickets are sold at the door for R50.

Do come through and witness history being made.

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