South African reggae legends Tidal Waves will be holding an exclusive album launch on November 25th in Johannesburg at the Soweto Theatre. The show will take place in Soweto where it will be recorded for a live film shoot as well. This is one of many shows to come under Soweto Theatre’s programme Sounds of Soweto, a platform showcasing bands that either come from Soweto or have a close relationship with Soweto in terms of their musical journey. Boxer band will be their opening act. Sounds of Soweto is a partnership between His and Hers Jams and Soweto Theatre.


Jacob Zoyisile Wulana co-founder and lead vocals for the Tidal Waves recently had this to say regarding the bands long break between albums “We had some bumps in the road after breaking up with our management company. The music scene is constantly changing and with great new acts coming up, you have to be on top of your game. We weren’t as active as Tidal Waves, we were backing some of SA’s great acts, but we are back!” Love is the central theme running though the album with the band wanting to send across a message of hope that love can conquer all. When asked what fans can expect from the new album Jacob answered “We are Tidal Waves. Like waves are influenced by constellations that are changing, we also changed. We’ve got a more original sound. Fans can expect a big Tidal Wave to break!”


Sounds of Soweto  is an opportunity for the theatre to celebrate music legends of yesterday while also discovering the musical voices of tomorrow that will be born of this historic township. As the Soweto Theatre, we feel it is important to remain authentically Sowetan, and it is through this production that we celebrate the authentic and dynamic ‘Sounds of Soweto’.

For more information, kindly contact Tshidiso Setshogwe at, 073 935 0362 or 081 333 1697. Seats are limited; book your space online at or call 0861 670 670

Date: Friday 25 November
Tickets: R100/pp and are available at the Soweto Theatre and Webtickets. Doors open at 8pm.

Sounds of Soweto is supported by the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT), Nedbank Arts Affinity and Nine Nine Productions. The Professional Development Programme funded by Nedbank Arts Affinity is designed to support the development of a reliable, sustainable and vibrant arts and culture sector in South Africa. The programme makes provision for support of activities that increase job opportunities for and develop sustainability of South African arts and culture organisations, associations, cooperatives, networks, individual artists and practitioners. Click herefor more information.