You describe yourself as self-taught in music. How does that work to your advantage?

That has worked to our advantage because it has made us push the boundaries of our music. It has helped us establish a signature sound, a very different and distinct – I dare say a weird – and unique interpretation of how we view music outside of being institutionalised and mundane.


Your use of traditional influences in your music sets you apart from other South African folk bands. What can fans expect in the near future from Urban Village?

We intend to even further recognise and commemorate the traditional legends that are celebrated yet they have done amazing work to further the use of industrial unorthodox instruments, [integrate] the more Village-like traditional instruments, and lastly mixing it with the high tech gadgets which enable the music to transcend time and [make] it futuristic.


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