SAMA Award-winning group, The Soil, are the celebrity guests on episode one of South Africa’s favourite festive season special, The Festive Get-Together in The Life Artois, which premiers this Thursday, November 17th, at 21h30 on Mzansi Magic (DSTV channel 161).
Hosted by Unathi Nkayi and presented by Stella Artois, each episode of The Festive Get-Together puts the spotlight on celebrity pairs who recount their journeys to success over a special meal while sharing the challenges of getting together with those who matter most.
With their music rooted in traditional sounds, The Soil created a special niche in the South African music world following the release of their platinum-selling debut album in 2003. On the first episode of The Festive Get-Together, the group – consisting of lead singer Ntsika Ngxanga, beatboxer Luphindo and vocalist Buhlebendalo Mda – reflect on their early days of founding The Soil in high school along with former member, Samthing Soweto; their individual projects over the years and then coming together last year for their upcoming album.
“With each song influenced by a personal narrative, every member is a storyteller. On this episode, The Soil share their experiences of life, love, hardships, and joy. It’s an endearing and self-affirming story,” says Unathi Nkayi.
Each episode, Unathi is also joined by a celebrity chef to create dishes for guests that invoke memories of love for their family & friends. In this episode, internationally acclaimed and award-winning chef, Bertus Basson, creates a special South African festive menu for The Soil of their favourite dishes.
As a chef, Bertus advocates fresh, local ingredients, and sees his work as an important responsibility – to express South African heritage while creatively telling the stories of our history, our people, and our food.
— ECHOES OF KOFIFI (@TheSoilMusic) November 16, 2022
“The Festive Get-together comes at a time of year when people are starting to slow down and think about making time for the people who matter most. So, the show is also there to inspire viewers with recipes that they can cook themselves when hosting and how Making Time for friends and family in The Life Artois brings so much joy & fulfillment,” says Estee Burger, Stella Artois Marketing Manager.
Catch The Festive Get-Together in The Life Artois from the 17th of November on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161, every Thursday @ 21h30. The show will also repeat every Sunday @ 14h00.