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Interview | Kaleo Sansaa

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It’s a different sound. It was the first time I had ever heard anything like it, some sounds do come close to it but there’s no denying it’s unique. A mixture of jazz, hip hop, RnB and soul held together with poetry that seemed more like meditation – but – you’ll have to listen for yourself because I don’t even think I’m doing this description justice. This prompted me to click through to her website and pages. I was intrigued and at first didn’t even know she was Zambian until I heard Bemba in one of her songs. What made it even more interesting was that she’s based in Germany.

I played her music for a friend and got the same reaction – intrigue (with a whole lot of questions). That’s when I knew we had to hear her story and bring her to you. We reached out and about a month or so later she announced tour dates for South Africa and Zambia – our chance had manifested.

We met in a rustic coffee shop in the arty section of Johannesburg, Maboneng Precinct. She had just come off the Cape Town leg of her tour and was kicking off the Johannesburg leg the same day. She will be performing in Lusaka in the 4th week of July before heading off to her home village, Senga Hills near Kasama for a much needed break.


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Here’s some of her music

Purple Moon Official Video

The short film that won in the category Best Music Video at the Berlin Shortfilm Festival 2018

 


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Interview Recording


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