Seba Kaapstad – Africa | Official Video



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.

from the album “Thina”

Directed Harry Delgas & Nicolas Ohnesorge

I’ve been wondering ‘bout the world we live in now All we do is fight for truth not yet been found Who’s wrong or right now,
Bring it to the light somehow
In Africa
Looking ‘round the world now, Truth is hidden here somehow In Africa
Hey hey, come on
Hey my mother all alone Hey my sister go on home You will never be alone In Africa
Ngicel’ukhuphule i-volume lapho Ey
Truth and reconciliation with our minds is a thing now
Is the colour of my skin finally the flight in my wing now
Queens stand up or are you still growing our kids now
Kings stand up or are you sweating in our gardens
Bow down to those uniforms as they try to be uniform to hope on paper Held back by structure
Funny we were the help that built this architecture
Now we’re scattered like left overs
Mntanakithi siyahlupheka
Ukuphila ukubona, niyavuma? (Siyavuma)
Sizophumelela ngempela it is true now
Although there is complexity and conflicts in view now Let’s make this land brand new now
Remember what is true now
We are beautiful man, it’s the love for this land
If we were made of bones and sand we gotta understand That we were made in his image and it’s His plan
Hey hey, come on
Hey my mother all alone Hey my sister go on home You will never be alone In Africa

Sounds Beautiful Like The Truth
Mello Music Group, 2019



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