It all started in mid 2014, when young talented musicians from different social and musical backgrounds were gathered to bring about a new African classical flavor to the musical entertainment. On September 21st of the same year, the styled communities of people living in Johannesburg were finally offered a chance to witness a cultural milestone in the diversity of rich music field in South Africa, as the group hosted its official launch at Mandela Square’s respected concert venue “Theatre on the Square”.
Introducing Gifted Folks Musical Empire! A diversely united African classical crossover musical ensemble of talented singers, instrumentalists & song-writers.
Comprising of vocally talented & classically trained singers accompanied with fine instruments like violins, trumpet, synthesizer, guitars, saxophone, piano, marimba, congas, drums and rattles, the unique arrangements of Gifted Folks beautifully blend classical, sacred and popular music, with an African flavor in a mesmerizing crossover genre.
Since its establishment, this very young group has hosted more than 10 concerts in South Africa; it is on the verge of releasing its very first maxi single album.
Gifted Folks’ vision is to become an accomplished world-renowned African classical crossover ensemble of talented artists: The African version of the greatly respected Andre Rieu’s ensemble.