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Video: The Soil 'Baninzi"

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God and music are hardly strange bedfellows: some musicians identify themselves as divine vessels, songwriters incorporate religious imagery into their lyrics on a regular basis — and gangsta rappers have been rocking crucifixes for as long as the genre’s been around. A little more unusual, however, is when a group counts "The Creator of All" as a member of the band. But that’s what The Soil believes.

The four-person (one "spiritual" person and three physical) acapella group with members hailing from Soweto makes an original brand of traditional township style music blended with elements of jazz, afropop and afrosoul. The group calls their musical variety Kasi soul – honestly, you can call it whatever you want, but this music feels good. Give it a listen above!

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