Afro pop group Kaya off to Venezuela

Afro pop group sensation Kaya members: Thabang 'Tax' Matsepe, Mbulelo 'Sweety-King' Davis and Mpho Entle January.

The award-winning Mangaung afro pop group, Kaya, will soon be jetting off to Venezuela. Kaya will be performing at the V Cultural Festival in Caracas City, Venezuela, which is held from 26 November until 2 December under the theme ‘The strength of solidarity’.
The Bloemfontein group, which was founded in 1999, has grown to be a household name in South Africa. It has won a Metro FM Award in 2005 in the Best Newcomer category, and has a number of local awards, including the Youth Commission Premier’s Award for its contribution to Arts and Culture in the province. And its previous performances include Dipontsho, Macufe Main Festival and and the Cherry Festival.
“We’re over the moon that we’re going to have our music heard by other people from other countries, Venezuela is a great country. This will be our second international tour as a band. In 2007 the Free State Department of Sports, Arts and Culture took us to Belgium for a month and the response from the people who attended the festival showed that music is a universal language. The love that people showed us was amazing, they enjoyed our music,” said Mbulelo Davis.
Davis added that being on an international platform is a good opportunity for any artists. “We are not worried about the language as music itself is universal language. We are honored to be representing Free State and South Africa on an international stage. We are going to give our best, perform our hits songs and are hoping to meet other artists in Venezuela to collaborate with.
Davis concluded that they had Zolani Mkhivha, the new acting CEO at Pacofs, to thank for selecting them for the opportunity.