1. Emehlweni

From the recording "Emehlweni"

Experience the enchanting harmonies of "Vukile," a musical ensemble that will transport your soul with their latest masterpiece, "Emehlweni."
Introducing "Vukile Band," an electrifying 8-piece ensemble that harmoniously fuses the rich tapestry of South Africa's jazzy gospel music scene. The very name, "Vukile," resonates with profound meaning as it emerges from the Nguni language, signifying "awaken." To this remarkable group, it embodies the awakening of the spirit, the rekindling of a fervent commitment to social progress, and the phoenix-like rise from the ashes of poverty, unemployment, inequality, crime, grime, and social decay.
In the context of their compelling social narrative, "Vukile" stands as a testament to triumph over adversity, the victory of good over evil, faith over doubt, and the rediscovery of light amidst darkness; a beacon of hope illuminating the path towards a brighter future.
Allow us to introduce the incredibly talented members of "Vukile Band," each a maestro in their own right:
Thabani Luthuli - The heartbeat of rhythm as the Drummer.
Mduduzi Mbutho - The Keyboardist extraordinaire.
Ndumiso Luthuli - Crafting soulful melodies as the Lead Guitarist.
Thokozani Cele - Laying down the groove as the Bass Guitarist.
Kelo Khumalo - Euphoniously serenading on the Saxophone.
Magugu Duma - The soulful voice of the Alto.
Mbali Khumalo - Soaring melodically as the Soprano.
Thandeka Nxasane - Enchanting hearts with the Tenor notes.
Together, "Vukile Band" brings a symphony of sound, a harmony of purpose, and a message of hope that resonates deep within the soul. Get ready to be mesmerized by the timeless beauty of "Emehlweni" as they take you on a musical journey like no other. Welcome to the world of "Vukile," where every note is an awakening, and every beat is a triumph.