Mar/2014 by Jammin' n Ting Music & Arts Festival
Impande Core, the name says it all, the core of the root. The band is made up of various talents who all hail from Johannesburg. They are abstract yet easy on the ear type of sound, the compositions are catchy, lyrical, soulful and raw in sound. They have accomplished a lot and have gained popularity with the locals because of their electrifying stage presence. Their sound can be aptly dubbed, Innovative Ghetto Funk or as we like to call it, Carrot Funk.
The band is made up of talented and unique individuals: Smash Mfula on vocals, Nyameko Nkondlwane on Trumpets and Sax, Nkuli “Snazz” Biyana on Bass, Mali Vilakazi on drums and the electrifying sounds of Ntsiki Matshatshe on guitar.
Impande as they are often called, have had their fair share of upheaval disasters but what makes them so professional in this field of work is the acceptance to the difficulties that come with the entertainment industry and their passion and resilience. There are a countless number of bands that would jump at the pleasure of opening for some of South Africa’s musicians. Impande Core had the opportunity to share the stage with the likes of internationally acclaimed Blk Jks, Sibongile Khumalo, Judith Siphuma and songstress Simphiwe Dana. Impande Core launched their first music video in
2009 for their hit single “ What about you “ the song was so big it even made it on the air waves and was part of the playlist of Johannesburg well acclaimed radio station Khaya Fm. Currently Impande host a residence at Club Zen in Maboneng Precinct, where they play every Sunday night. Impande also perform at various events around Johannesburg. 2014 will be a very busy year for the band with the release of an EPK, music videos and later on in the year, their long anticipated first album.