'Soul'd Out' Afro-House party hits Taipei on Saturday

Eswatini students hosting an Afro-House party in Taipei on Saturday

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(Sthembiso S. Msibi image)

(Sthembiso S. Msibi image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A collective of international music lovers and promoters is organizing an Afro-House dance party on Saturday night (Nov. 30) in Taipei.

Saturday's event, titled "Soul'd Out" is organized by a group of students called "The Firm." The group describes themselves as "an events collective of forward-thinking, international experience curators based in Taipei" and comprise: Sthembiso Msibi, from Eswatini; Nigel Mupondi and Paddington Dube from Zimbabwe; Kenneth Cooks from the U.S.; and Mandisa Mditshwa from South Africa.

The party will introduce popular African dance trends to Taiwan, including Amapiano, Qgom-House, and Afrobeats. Kingdom of Eswatini is also known as Swaziland, a country in South Africa.

The venue, Un:understand Taipei, features two dance floors and a slew of supporting DJs, including Washington Soul, Sizo and Del Vibe, Funny Kreaturz and Mr. Sunshine. Pre-sale tickets can be bought through the ticketing app KKTIX, otherwise, tickets are available from the door.

Guest DJ Thabo Mnisi, aka Touch of Soul, is a house DJ born and raised in Eswatini. This rising star moved to Durban, South Africa, in 2010, and has not stopped working toward being the best DJ in Africa.

He recently came off a U.S. tour and has a brand new single out called "Ungowam," featuring one of South Africa's biggest DJ’s and the founder of Afrotainment — DJ Tira. He is also behind the booming merchandise brand "TOS," which will be available for sale at the event.

The main event Soul'd Out will be held at Un:understand in Taipei's Da'an District from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., at No. 111 Xinsheng South Road, Section 1, B1. In addition, all are welcome to attend the meet and greet that will be held for fans and those interested in purchasing merchandise at MQ Taipei, on Friday (Nov. 29), at 9 p.m.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.