This live music performance is linked to EMPINI YAMALUNGELO, a project that aims to educate youth through audio-visual media and music, by encouraging their critical thinking skills and fostering their empowerment to prevent and combat gender based violence (GBV). In order to reach this aim, the first project activity was to write and record a song that will advance a message that advocates against Gender Based Violence and Children Abuse.
The song, EMPINI YAMALUNGELO, is sung by El-Fazakei, Ta-Feya & DJ Zer’ Ongenambobo featuring Ithwasa leKhansela and DJ Joejo, and addresses the priority of education to prevent and combat GBV, in particular by changing attitudes and behaviours among girls and boys. It does so using an innovative approach based on music that fits with youths’ interests. Music plays an essential role in teenagers’ lives. It contributes to the construction of gender identity and peer group affiliation.
The Radio Audience Measurement Survey, through Radio Monitor, shows that the song Empini Yamalungelo has been played on radio more than 148 times since its release in October 2021 with the total listenership of 6 million listeners.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
El-Fakazei, Ta-Feya, Dj Zer’ongenambobo is a South African Urban Maskandi band. The band was formed in 2020 from a collection of a guitarist, vocalist and a sound technician. Their unique brand of entertainment fuses Maskandi, Afro-Pop and House music with Urban Electro elements and surprising set changes that will make you want to float away on a dream cloud.
El-Fakazei, Ta-Feya, Dj Zer’ongenambobo have released over 8 records and have had the pleasure of collaborating with iconic artists such as Joejo, Muji, DeeR, Maxhoseni, Imfezemnyama and Ithwasa leKhansela.
Their music serves as a cultural mind institution, fostering connections between diverse groups of people, increasing vitality, celebrating and continuing our African cultures.
They are involved in partnership with the 3rd Generation Dance and Theatre group in developing young upcoming artists in Music, Dance and Theatre.
For updates, you can follow the band on social media:
@ElFakazei on Facebook
@El_Fakazei on Twitter