On 26 September 2020, Kwaai Diva extraordinaire Umlilo performed live at Blooming Sounds from Johannesburg, which took place at Constitutional Hill’s Women’s Prison. This inter-galactic performance saw Umlilo merge avant-garde gender-bending fashion, dazzling visuals, dance and music set in a futuristic Johannesburg.
“With this year being at a standstill because of Covid19, I wanted to create something inspiring, different, relevant, risky which also showcases my musical range and growth as an artist. I haven’t been able to be on stage many times this year and wanted to do a show that leaves an indelible mark on my fans and the SA music community at large,” says Umlilo.
Joined by international dance sensations Llewellyn “Lulubelle” Mgnuni, Kyle Holland, and the amazing Roberto “Lotion the Star”, Umlilo performs an array of high energy, pulsating electronic songs. The music sets the tone for a dark electronica show with elements of soul, punk, hip-hop, kwaito, gqom with queer pop sensibilities. Umlilo captures the spirit of their generation with political musings, queer activism and dance-floor bangers.