The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in South Africa has presented compliments and extended an invitation to the Bloemfontein based Afro-pop music group, Khaya, to perform at the V Cultural Festival scheduled to start from 26 of this month to December 2. According to the invitation, the embassy’s invitation to the group is a continuity of a purpose that was conceived in 2005 of highlighting the vibrant African heritage.
The group’s lead singer and spokesperson, Sweety Davis, said the invitation is an initiative spearheaded by the new Acting CEO of Pacofs, Zolani Mkhivha. “We’re very excited as band about this opportunity to go perform overseas; every international platform is great for any artist.
We are over the moon that we are going to have other people from other countries listen to our music. This will be our second trip overseas as the band; in 2007 the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture took us to Belgium for a month and the people there loved our music,” said Davis. He added that they want to take the opportunity to thank Pacofs Acting CEO, Zolani Mkhivha for granting them with the opportunity because this shows he loved their music.
“We are not worried about the language as music itself is a universal language; we are honoured to be representing South Africa and Free State in particular in that Music Festival in Venezuela. We are hoping to form relationships with other artists from Venezuela for a collaboration of some sort,” said Davis.
Kaya has been performing a lot recently. They also returned from Cherry Festival, Macufe Main Festival and Dipontsho Tsa Maluti A Phofung in QwaQwa that took place in September. The band members are Mbulelo Davis, Thabang Matsepe and Mpho January. They all grew up in Mangaung, Free State.
They gained fame when their track “Kunzima” became a hit in 2008 from their debut album with the same title and later, they continued to entertain every party scene with other hits like “Vulamasango”.