Kyla-Rose Smith plays violin onstage with Freshlyground at the Rheingau Musik Festival. (11 August 2012)
|Born||10 September 1982|
|Genres||Afropop, fusion, hip hop|
|Occupation(s)||Violinist, vocalist, dancer|
|Instruments||Violin, voice, piano|
|Labels||Sony BMG Africa|
At present, she performs with the Afropop musical ensemble Freshlyground, and with Kolo Novo Movie Band, a large ensemble that performs fusion music based on the music of Southeastern Europe. She is a former member of the hip hop music group Tumi and the Volume, and of the dance troupe Vuyani Dance Theatre. She left Vuyani Dance Theatre in 2003 when she decided to join Freshlyground.
At the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2011 held on 25 July in Johannesburg, Kyla-Rose Smith was among eight women honoured by the South African division of Glamour. Glamour declared Smith and her bandmate Zolani Mahola "The Icons" of South African women in 2011.