Black South Easter

Formed in 2010, Black South Easter are a five piece band from Cape Town who play original South African soul music with elements of rocking reggae, funk, blue jazz and world dance. With infectious grooves and soaring melodies, the band’s live shows generate a powerful energy that transports their audience from the calm to the heart of the storm. The band released their first full length album ‘In Waves’ in 2012.

Vocalist Nhoza Sitsholwana comes from a family of vocalists in the rural Eastern Cape and at the age of 17 launched her career as a backing vocalist for Simphiwe Dana. Her powerful voice incorporates rich blues tones with elements of traditional African soul music. Bassist Jimi Curve brings a pulsating groove to the outfit and has been a stalwart on the live music scene for the past 15 years, playing with a host of well-known, respected artists including Steve Newman and Arno Carstens. Mozambican drummer Jerry Mbowa delivers a seasoned palette of Pan-African beats to the music and has toured extensively with the likes of The Sons of Selassie, amongst others. Guitarist Dan Boshoff uses unusual tunings and progressions to bring an original colour to the songs whilst Saxophonist Vaughn Tromp adds a warm sound to the band having gained years of experience travelling the world with Lucky Dube and Gito Baloi.

Black South Easter have received extensive airplay on SABC 3 with two music videos, ‘Indoda’ and ‘Waves’, in the past 15 months and are currently working on songs for their next album.


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  1. Please send me your email address as I would like to send you an invitation to perform here on the Garden Route in Septrmber.