URBAN VILLAGE - THE DOCUMENTARY: A STORY ABOUT HOW MUSIC WAS USED AS A COPING MECHANISM DURING APARTHEID

  • 2021-03-19

The music band, Urban Village, made up of Lerato Lichaba, Simangaliso Dlamini, Tubatsi Moloi, and Xolani Mtshali was founded to celebrate the Soweto lifestyle through their music. The band has recently premiered its first documentary film, “Urban Village – The Documentary” directed by Vladimir Cagnolari. Viewers catch a glimpse into the lives of the band, what it was like growing up in the township and how apartheid squeezed everyone together. Urban Village reminisces about life during and after apartheid and how people used music as their coping mechanism.

Source: www.iol.co.za
Photo: Justice Mukheli