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Their voices bring The Joy from South Africa to the world

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In less than three years, South Africa’s The Joy has become known for its ability to spread instant euphoria with a unique sound that has the ability to transcend genre and continents alike. They’re fast gaining international attention and recently performed to 100 000 people with Doja Cat at Coachella. They’re on tour in Cape Town and popped into the studio for a chat.



Originally from a small town just outside of Durban in South Africa, The Joy met at high school after entering a singing competition together. A combination of traditional Zulu music with a modern a capella flourish perfectly encapsulates the band’s spirit. Their self titled debut album is out now. We were treated to a live performance in studio. Check it out below.


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Phil de Lange
Phil de Lange
Phil de Lange is the producer of the Ryan O'Connor Breakfast show and has been with Smile 90.4FM since it's inception in 2013. Through his work on the breakfast show he has won two national radio awards. He has been in broadcasting for 15 years and has honed his talent at 6 different radio stations. Outside of radio he is also a podcast producer and award winning stand-up comedian.

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