The State of Things
12:13 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

South African Roots Inspire Greensboro Band

Phive is a band based in Greensboro.
Credit Phive, Facebook

  

Greensboro-based band Phive was previously known mainly for their work as a cover band. But they’ve expanded their sound recently, thanks in part to member Afika Nxumalo and his connection to South Africa. His mother grew up there, and her experiences helped inspire the band’s recent song commemorating Nelson Mandela’s birthday, “Madiba.”

Host Frank Stasio talks to Phive, and they play live at the Triad Stage in Greensboro.

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