- Rethabile Thato Ntsoko aka Sweet Lemonade is a female majaivane (dancer) who is doing her bit to preserve SA heritage
- Speaking to Sweet Lemonade, it was said that she will be releasing four videos of four different dance styles, that were shot at four different locations, showcasing her diversity
- Preserving Mzansi heritage is something Sweet Lemonade feels strongly about
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Rethabile Thato Ntsoko, popularly known as Sweet Lemonade, is a female majaivane (dancer) that hails from The Orchards, Pretoria. This inspiring young lady is doing her bit to reignite Mzansi’s passion for culture.
With Heritage Day approaching, Briefly.co.za got in contact with Rethabile for an exclusive interview where she opened up about what she is doing to maintain pride in Mzansi heritage.
Rethabile believe the younger generation is slowly losing sight of heritage and that a refocus needs to take place.
“The new generation has become so focused on what’s current that they have forgotten and lost sight of their heritage.”
Sweet Lemonade, a talented Majaivane (dancer) who’s popular for her Amapiano dance videos on social media, has decided to celebrate heritage month, by embracing and paying homage to various South African dance styles that she has been exposed to since childhood.
Leading up to Heritage Day on 24th September, Sweet Lemonade will be releasing four videos of four different dance styles, that were shot at four different locations, showcasing her diversity while exposing her audience to South African dance heritage.
The different dancing styles and locations are:
- Kwela dance/Penny-whistle is a popular dance from the 1950’s, which was shot in Newtown.
- Sbujwa a South African dance style that was born in Soweto and got so big that it was featured in the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
- Pantsula is not only a dance but also a cultural movement that originated in the 60’s and is still popular till this day. It was shot in Alexandra, which is one of the townships it originates from.
- Amapiano is currently the most popular music genre, which has also given birth to many street-dancing styles. One of the places it originates from is Pretoria, which is also Sweet Lemonade’s hometown.
Sweet Lemonade is currently completing her degree in Life sciences majoring in Physiology and Biochem. Proving that she’s both street and book smart.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that up-and-coming Mzansi music duo Frigid Armadillo has dreams of becoming a household name in the music industry. The duo, made up of friends Lebo Lechela, 29, and Siyabulela Buhlungu, 29, want to dominate both local and international music charts with their "cross-genre" sound.
Lebo and Siyabulela met in 2010 at the University of Johannesburg where they both studied for degrees in BA Corporate Communication. Frigid Armadillo officially came to fruition in 2013 and they've never looked back.
Briefly.co.za sat down with both the music producers and asked them a few questions about their style of music and what the future holds for them in the cut-throat Mzansi and international music industry.
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