Born in 2002 out of the cultural hotbed that is Cape Town South Africa, Freshlyground have become the musical voice of a nation’s adolescent democracy. Featuring members of different ethnicities from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe their diverse backgrounds have allowed them to weave a musical magic that is highly infectious and undeniably groovy.
Well-known for their collaboration with Shakira on the Official World Cup song “Waka Waka”, the 7-piece band has performed sold out tours across the globe, achieved gold and platinum album sales, and are considered one of South Africa’s most treasured acts and top cultural exports. The band exudes a live performance energy that has been the bedrock of their success, winning them an MTV Europe Award for Best African Act.
A new album produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, Angelique Kidjo, Michelle Shocked, Rickie Lee Jones, Ozomatli, Crash Test Dummies, Faith No More) is coming in Fall 2012.