Hot Water

Meet Hot Water, the modern masters of Mbaqanga (Township Jive), a unique and accessible South African musical style renowned for its joy-filled and dance-inducing celebrations. This talented group of musicians gained international recognition when their infectious Mbaqanga track, “Wamkelekile,” was handpicked by Warner Bros Entertainment to be featured in the Hollywood blockbuster film “Blended,” starring Adam Sandler.

The film’s producer, Kevin Grady, sought a song that perfectly embodied the spirit of South Africa, the movie’s story, and the journey of its characters. “Wamkelekile” proved to be the ideal choice, not only encapsulating the essence of the nation but also presenting a fun, catchy, and playful melody that captivated audiences worldwide.

Hot Water’s contribution to the soundtrack of “Blended” catapulted them into the spotlight, and their popularity soared as people fell in love with their music. Their masterful interpretation of Mbaqanga made them stand out as the modern torchbearers of this iconic South African style.

Moreover, Hot Water has achieved some remarkable milestones in their career. They hold the distinction of being the first band to perform on Table Mountain, an iconic landmark in South Africa. Their music has also graced some of the world’s largest world and African music festivals, where their electrifying performances have left audiences enthralled and wanting more.

With their infectious rhythms and captivating performances, Hot Water continues to be a shining example of the rich musical heritage that South Africa has to offer. Whether it’s on the big screen in a Hollywood blockbuster or on the grand stage of music festivals, Hot Water’s Mbaqanga melodies are sure to inspire joy and celebration wherever they go.


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