The New Afroteens are a dynamic Afropop band started in 2007 by Themba Jack. Themba was mentored under jazz guitarist Alex Kuze, Alex being some what of a muse to Themba encouraged him to put a band together and so he did. Growing from strength to strength the band has performed at the Joy of Jazz festival in Joburg, the Buyel’ekhaya Festival in East London, and shared a stage with Bra Hugh Masekela at the Nelson Mandela Bay festival last year. They recently recorded their first album Siyazazisa meaning ‘we introduce ourselves’ featuring Hugh Masekela and Puff Johnson. Their album Siyazazisa is available from Look&Listen stores or at any New Afroteens gig.
Catch the New Afroteens this weekend:
- Friday 21 September: Northern Arts Festival, at Sanctor from 6pm.
- Saturday 22 September: NMB PRIDE festival at St Georges Park at 2.30pm.
- Saturday EVENING 22 September: Fundraiser dinner at NMB Stadium raising money for rugby in Walmer Township. Tickets are R500 contact Themba Mnqase on 076 906 6339.
- Sunday 23 September: Kilimanjaro Lounge in Addo (19 Ntyocho Street, Addo) at 12.30pm. Free entrance contact Claude 078 778 1957