Afro’traction is the epitome of Afro Soul and Jazz. Afro’traction’s first album SOUL DEEP was produced and composed in 2009 by the talented South African, Wandile Moya, whose tunes have captured the attention of audiences across the globe. Wandile Moya, whose humble beginnings started in a small town in Nelspruit, is a composer, songwriter, vocalist, bassist, guitarist, pianist and programmer – all without any formal training whatsoever. Afro’traction offers a classy, smooth jazz performance for the gentlemen and ladies who can appreciate such timeless art.
Produced and composed by the talented Wandile Moya, Afrotraction is the epitome of African soul and jazz and features the legendary McCoy Mrubata on saxophone and the beautiful Siyavuya Makuzeni on additional vocals.
Nothing could have prepared record company executive, Chris Ghelakis, for the music demo that landed on his desk in late 2007. A demo CD from a little known young talent from Nelpruit in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province started a journey of musical awe. Mzwandile Moya, whose humble beginnings started in this small town, is a singer, songwriter, bassist, guitarist, pianist, backing vocalist and programmer – all without any formal training whatsoever. This is undoubtedly raw talent as never seen before.
Known as Wandile to his friends and family, Moya made the journey to Johannesburg after receiving a call from Ghelakis. Stunned, and thinking that this talent was too good to be true; Ghelakis needed validation that this young man was in fact the talent on the demo. After a brief showcasing at CSR Studios, Ghelakis, blown away to say the least, not only offered Wandile a recording contract, but also a job working as a producer in his studios.
Despite Wandile’s gospel background, this album is loungy music that exudes style and exhibits chilled moods and classy cool. Influences from South America and French speaking Africa are evident in this ethnic musical fusion.
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