No enough words, song or dance can adequately express Buhlendalo’s artistic talent.
She has embraced with open arms her unsolicited gift from the gods. Her music and
artistic excellence transcend the music itself and extends to the world unknown,
touches even the souls of those not yet born. A complete artist and musician whose
vocal prowess is completely aligned with her stage presence and performance,
Buhlebendalo leaves you in awe, breathless and gasping for more.
Emerging from the dusty, yet deeply conscious streets of Soweto, armed with a voice
and a hunger to sing, Buhlebendalo has not only made an indelible mark in this
cutthroat industry, but she also has created a cult following of her own. A life-long
dream to release her solo album, and with the blessings of those who walk besides
her, Buhlebendalo now embarks on a music journey where eagles dare.
Not a stranger to the stage Buhlebendalo has already graced stages, performing at
concerts and festivals, locally and abroad in East and Western Europe, Asia Pacific,
Oceania, North and South America, East and Southern Africa at festivals such as
Womad, Edinburgh Festival, AfroVibes, Africa Now (Apollo), White Nights in St
Petersburg, Bassline International Festival, Sakifo, Zakifo, Bayimba Music Festival,
Bushfire, Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, Cape Town International Jazz Festival,
Grahamstown International Arts Festival, just to mention a few.
Her debut album, Chosi, is uncompromisingly rooted in ancient tradition, yet Afro-
urban rhythms, Buhlebendalo describes her music offering as Isigqi Sakwantu –
rhythms of the ancients. She has entered a space that asserts and confirms her true
identity – intombi yasemlanjeni – from which she has created her own style.
With her solo career now in the limelight, Buhlebendalo invites her fans to a sacred
yet spiritual space that only those attuned to divine harmonies break into a trance as
if possessed by those who came before us. For her fans, Buhlebendalo lays bare her soul for all to see and, in submission to her vocal capability, which she laces with ease the melodies Buhlebendalo let the listener
appreciates that which makes us who we are.
Buhlebendalo has made sure that her signature sound is not overshadowed by too
many features. She has carefully chosen those artists she feels completely align to
her artistic and spiritual quest. Her solo career and debut album is what the industry has long been waiting for.