Africa is a neo-soul song by quartet called Seba Kaapstad. Seba Kaapstad is a multi-national neo-soul quartet comprised of a South African, a Swazi, and two Germans. They summon the most powerful manifestation of creativity: music that represents an idea. Their Mello Music debut album, Thina, takes its name from the Zulu word for “us.” It is a gorgeous halo of soul, encompassing several continents worth of sound, and obliterating the notion of genre. It is divined by artists whose lineage is riven with trauma and suffering. But like their ancestors, they endured. And only in this futuristic present could they reconcile the perseverance and turmoil of the past, using music to inspire unity and heal.
They conjure beatific grooves that radiate with alluvial soul, celestial jazz, electronic experimentation and the polyrhythmic essence of Africa. It is marrow music, what digs beneath your bones, seeping into your bloodstream and inner visions. You hear flashes of the greats: Badu, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Jill Scott, and the Things Fall Apart-era Roots. You might even hear the ethereal float of Frank Ocean or the glowing bliss of Flying Lotus and Thundercat. But like all stellar quartets, Seba Kaapstad is indivisible and made stronger by the sum of their parts.
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About the Curator - SK
Sakhile nicknamed ‘SK’ is a music collector from Springs, South Africa. An avid lover of music with a music collection that he began in his first year of varsity. An Industrial Engineer by profession, Sakhile has always had a love for music and is dedicated to looking for fresh new music to add to his collection. Coming from a family of music lovers alike Sakhile grew up listening to a large variety of music ranging from House, Hip-Hop, R&B, Choir, Traditional Music, Soul and Jazz. Sakhile is currently working on creating an event where music collectors can come and play music they have found for music lovers. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.