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Urban Strings


Urban Strings is South Africa’s first string and multi-instrumental music collective. Officially formed in 2016, Urban Strings is made up fourteen talented and diverse musicians from South Africa.

Fronted by vocalist, violinist and multi-disciplinary creative Larah Eksteen, the diverse ensemble exudes a distinctive sound which paints an authentic ambiance in live performances.

Brought together by their musical disciplines, the pool of talented professional electric and acoustic string section respectively features vocals, violinists, viola players, cellists, double bassists, two electric harpists, a pianist and guitarist.

All members are industry professionals and collaborate with various local and International artists in their personal capacity. This creates fluidity in sound and performance within the collective, making space for contemporary and innovative production.


“Ahhh these strings, I love these strings!”

– Gareth Cliff“Urban Strings.

The best in the business!”– Tebogo Thekiso aka Proverb“Urban Strings is paving the way for innovative and unique South Afican music”

– Randburg Sun”

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