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Seba Kaapstad - Thina (PreOrder) (sebakaapstad.bandcamp.com)
Cynicism is an easy sell. We’re skeptical of harmony because the news sows division, social media runs on scorn, and tangible reminders of good have become increasingly rare. Yet there are those whispered moments of unity, those artists who effortlessly embody the ideals of fusion –those who allow us to reap the rewards that can only yielded from an embrace of different ideas, cultures, and sounds. This is the genius of 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...  more

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releases May 17, 2019 

Mixed by Philip Scheibel and Sebastian Schuster @Pheel Studios Stuttgart 
Mastered by: Sascha "Busy“ Bühren @TrueBusyness Berlin 

Ndumiso Manana : Group Member, Vocals & Lyrics 
Zoe Modiga : Group Member, Vocals & Lyrics: 
Sebastian Schuster: Group Member, Keyboards (Piano & Rhodes), Bass (Double Bass, Electric, Bass Synth), Synthies, Composition 
Philip Scheibel: Group Member, Programming, Drums, Synthies, Fx 

Boris Stankewitz: Guitar ("Don’t", "Dezaster", "Welcome", "Breath", "RFRE“) 
Christoph Heckeler: Piano ("Heckman“) 
Martin Grünenwald: Live Drums ( "Africa“, "Don’t“, "Breath“) 
Daniel Mudrack: Live Drums ("Welcome“) 
Thomas Wörle: Live Drums ("RFRE“) 
Toni Farris: Bass Synth ("Playground“) 
Franziska Schuster: Vocals ("Playground“) 
Sophie Schuster : Violine ("Don´t“) 
Felix Brade: Violoncello ("Don’t“)
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