South African music group ‘The Soil’ perform for Queen Elizabeth II


Talented Accapella group ‘The Soil’ sing for the royal family The-Soil

The South African Music Trio, known for their accapella sound, The Soil, were in London recently, as they were performing at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on the 7th and at the Commonwealth day at Westminster Abbey on the 9th of March 2015.

The Royal Commonwealth Society was founded in 1868, it is a network of individuals and organisations committed to improving the lives and prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world.

Through youth empowerment, education and advocacy, the Royal Commonwealth Society promotes the value and the values of the Commonwealth. The organisation champions human rights, democracy and sustainable development across the 53 member states which are intrinsically linked through their common history and shared values.

This event is a major event, and having our South African group performing there, is a great honour for our nation.

These Soweto (Johannesburg) based artists, Buhlebendalo Mda, Ntsika Ngxanga and Luphindo Ngxanga, shared the stage with the legendary Mango Groove. “We are so excited to host the Soil in London”, said member of Mango Groove, Claire Johnson. Adding on to say that they are great fans of The Soil, due to their highly original and unique South African style.

This style as the group refers to it, is “Melodic Medication”.


This trip to London comes a couple of weeks after they managed to scoop two Metro FM Music awards, which could only mean they are in high spirits and an assumption that the Queen was entertained and probably blown away could be made.

The soils latest album titled Nostalgic Moments will be released in Europe too, as the group have signed and sealed a distribution deal with Proper, a London based distributor, who is also set to handle this European release of this album.

This group is set out for success throughout the globe. They have travelled and performed in Europe and North America, blessing the world with hit singles such as Hamba Uyosebenza where Ladysmith Black Mambazo are featured and the song that is making South African airwaves, Suzan, featuring South African award winning rapper Khuli Chana. Their album Nostalgic moments, has even hit Platinum.

Members of the music group, The Soil.
Members of the music group, The Soil.

“Their presence in London will sure kick-start what we hope to be the groups long presence in the UK and mainland Europe”, says Native Rhythms managing director Velile Sithole.

It is through this journey that The Soil strives to be a household name and a global brand imprinted in the hearts and minds of those who aspire for a better world. Continue to fly the South African flag high, you make us proud!