By Confidence Mkhabele
Emerging Xitsonga traditional music artists are elevating the genre to a higher level. One of the emerging talents, Lukas Mukhari, aptly known as Dukes Shilumani from Homu Block 15 (Risenga) is making expected to dominate the airwaves this festive season with his blazing beats. He is destined to live an indelible mark in the music industry with his unique sound. His interest in music started in 2017 when he begun to like and follow Mr Chocolate Barhule’s music.
Before his rich talent as a recording artist was unearthed, he used to idiolise and religiously listen to the late Matshwa Bemuda’s music. Following the passing of his idol, Dukes Shilumani connected with Chocolate Barhule and assisted him on a number of studio recording projects.
His commitment touched the heart of Chocolate, who encouraged him to consider music as a careers. He said Chocolate inspired, motivated and instilled in him the belief that he has talent and bright future in the music industry as a recording artist. He attributes his motivation and experience gleaned from Chocolate Barhule as major catalysts that made him to be where he is today. “Ambition and ability are the recipe for success needed by every artist,” he said.
He has already released his singles and is set to release a full album on the 13 December 2019.
It is time for Xitsonga traditional music to trend this festive season. To place an order and for more information on Dukes wonderful music, contact FB Dukes Shilumani or Lukas Mukhari on 073 889 1567.