From Barkley East, in South Africa, Asah M started to sing as a social outlet, alongside her friends and family. Real name Asanda Masawe, she also started writing poetry, and united her two passions when she began writing songs. An Afropop singer songwriter, ‘Sophumelela’ is Asah M’s new single, and was inspired by the people in her hometown.
Alt/Dreampop duo EMERGER have released the music video for their new single, ‘State Of Mind’. The pair, comprising Emma de Goede and Gerry Matthee, both studied music at the University Of Cape Town, South Africa, and after graduation concentrated on writing material which would become their debut self-produced mini-album, ‘Bloom’. The new release is the first since that album, and marks a musical turning point for EMERGER.
Eddy Grant has been a name in music for over 50 years, and is also a strong political voice, particularly with songs such as ‘Gimme Hope Jo’anna’, considered by many as the anthem of the demise of Apartheid (it was even banned by the South African government), and of course, ‘Electric Avenue’, which became a smash hit around the world.