The Soweto String Quartet is a string quartet from Soweto in South Africa composed of Reuben Khemese, Makhosini Mnguni, Sandile Khemese and Thami Khemese. Their music is a fusion of the "dance rhythms of Kwela, the syncopated guitars of Mbaqanga, the saxophones and trumpets of swaying African jazz and the voices of people singing in joyous, easy harmony". The quartet became a full-time professional outfit in 1992. They performed at President Mandela's inauguration, after which Mandela started recommending them for other jobs. Their "albums showcase the band's unique blend of traditional rhythms, Township Jazz, Pop songs, Jazz fusion, and of course, strong Classical influences. The songs are arranged in the band's unique and vibrant fashion - a true celebration of the resilient township spirit."