Each of singer Moonchild Sanelly’s musical influences can be traced back to her childhood in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. Her love of jazz stems from her mother’s own jazz club, her hip-hop persuasions from growing up around her brother’s recording studio, and her kwaito connection from mixing with her cousins’ dance crew.
This has all come together to form the foundation of the 26-year-old’s richly textured urban sounds on her debut full-length album, Rabulapha, which is being released next year by local independent label Just Music. But Sanelly doesn’t only dabble in music. She is also a poet, a dancer and a fashion designer.
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