The Soil’s first lady, Buhle Mda will soon be taking a break from the group.
The talented vocalist has shared that she will be concentrating on the cultural parts of her life and answer an ancestral calling from the beginning of March this year.
The group took to their Facebook page to share the news of Buhle’s break. In the video she opens up a little more about why she’ll be gone.
“As Africans, at times we have to answer to greater beings than ourselves. Hence I will be taking some time out to concentrate on my own ancestral callings. So, from March 2016 I will be absent from all performances with The Soil,” says Buhle.
Even though a number of fans were saddened by the news, the group shares that they are looking for a female vocalist that will stand in for Buhle at all their shows.
Hi FAMILY Female vocalists are invited to come and #ExperienceTheSoil. All videos submitted need to be a duration of 30 seconds to 60 seconds. Videos shorter or longer than the stipulated time will be disqualified. All participants need to sing a song from The Soil, particularly Buhle’s verse. Should these rules be neglected, the judges have the right to disqualify you. Should participants sing a song by The Soil but not Buhle’s verse, the judges, at their discretion can consider the entry. All videos must be loaded up on The Soil Facebook page, no other forms of entry will be considered. Please use the hashtag #ExperienceTheSoil when you upload your video. All participants need to be South African with a valid South African ID & passport. Closing date for all video uploads will be 5th February 2016 and live auditions will take place between 8th-11th February 2016 in Johannesburg. All chosen candidates for the live auditions should be able to travel to Johannesburg to audition for the band Chosen participants will be contacted through their Facebook profiles to get further contact details by 6th February 2016. Participants need to be over 18 and under 35 years The chosen participant must be able available to travel locally and internationally from March 2016