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Native YoungLocation: Based in Cape Town
"A constantly evolving tapestry of culture, emotion and melody” - this is how founder Yannick describes Native Young. Formed in the garage of a Gugulethu marimba maker in 2014 – this brotherhood is blurring lines and breaking cultural barriers through their own distinct brand of ‘Kasi pop’. Often fusing English, Xhosa, Sotho and Zulu lyrics in sweeping anthemic choral arrangements - Native Young certainly is an ode to African heroes like Umoja, Super Rail Band and Marumo - along with a melodic nod to western contemporaries like the Beatles.
In 2015 they attracted the interest of UK indie label PIAS, who helped this independent collective gain support from BBC radio and Triple J in Australia. 2016 saw the release of Native Young's debut LP 'Kings' along with performances at prestigious international festivals like Lake of Stars in Malawi, Les Escales in France and an opening slot at Fusion Festival Germany.
Music is that ephemeral expression that seems to connect us all and It’s this sentiment that boldly shines in the raw and colourful tale of Native Young.
Native Young's repertoire consists of original Afro/folk/pop songs along with traditional African songs.
- Cape Town Nu World Festival 2015 [Mainstage]
- Zakifo 2016 [Mainstage]
- Bushfire Swaziland 2016 [Mainstage]
- Les Escales Festival France 2016
- Fusion Festival Germany 2016
- Birgit & Bier - Summer Festival Berlin 2016 [Headline act]
- Edward Estlin + Native Young Live in Barcelona 2016
- Yebo Afrika! Spain 2016 [Headline act]
- Lake Of Stars Malawi 2016 [Mainstage]
- Rocking The Daisies 2015 + 2016 [Mainstage]
- Smoking Dragon 2016
Yannick Meyer (Guitar, vocals, kalimba, synthesizer)
Mark Sikele (Marimba, percussion, vocals)
Vuyani Dyoli (Drums, electronic drums, vocals)
Mohau Moahloli (Guitar, Vocals)
Nick Catto (Bass, Vocals)
Jackson Kirya (Saxophone, vocals)
Typical Budget for Native Young is
R15000 - R60000.
Please note this is merely a guide; if you submit a booking enquiry, you will receive an exact quote based on the unique details of your event.
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