Singer and songwriter, Rethabile Khomari Makakole, better known as Chino El Vito, has released a single titled Tsamaea (pronounced Tsamaya) which means journey in Sesotho exactly a month ago. So eloquently written, the song epitomizes personal growth in its entirety.
Chino El Vito studied music theory and guitar for three months at Ladybird Music Academy and broke into the industry as a musician in 2013 and has been at it ever since. Alongside with his band, Sticky Notes, Chino makes soulful music with a message and nuances of philosophy.
Tsamaea is a song that takes you on a journey through music – a journey that allows you to lay back and enjoy the trance being created through the melodic background harmonics performed by Chino El Vito himself. The spirituality in the content of the song and the way in which it is delivered is what gives the song the type of full body it possesses.
The first verse breaks down the metaphysical abilities that Chino El Vito possesses in his style of writing. On this song, Chino El Vito went out of his way to strike a balance between the seriousness of our current state as Africans while at the same time, giving his listeners something to unwind to.
The message carried in the song is that of personal growth put metaphorically behind the lyrics that remind us of the capabilities that we were born with, while doubling up as a slick retelling of our movement from the heart of Africa through the valleys and the peaks of our unique landscapes. This is the first single to be released from Chino El Vito’s recently completed album titled Black Crown.
Listen to the song below!
Tresor collaborates with Beatenberg
Tresor collaborates with Beatenberg to create their Aphrodite!
TRESOR announces the track list and featured artists for his upcoming 3rd studio album, Nostalgia, along with the release of the album’s second single, “Aphrodite”, which is a collaboration with Cape Town trio Beatenberg.
The cleverly titled Nostalgia takes the listener on a journey through TRESOR’s musical upbringing, and the 13 track album also features some of the biggest names in the game such as Super Mega AKA; multi-award winning trio The Soil; Kenyan Pop group Sauti Sol; contemporary singer Msaki; Kwaito rapper Kwesta; DRC singer Lokua Kanza; Afro Pop group Mafikizolo and Beatenberg.
I am truly thrilled to share this collaboration with my Beatenberg brothers. The song was written and produced in Cape Town throughout summer last year. Matthew and I wanted to create a musical piece that reflects the sounds that we both grew up listening to. We both love Greek mythology and history, so we wanted to play with idea of falling deeply in love with Aphrodite, an ancient Greek goddess associated with love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. We had so much fun making this song and I think we created something truly magical. Excited to share it with the world
I am grateful to have been able to work with Tresor again; I’ve learned a lot from him and it’s always a pleasure to hang out and make music together. This song has been ‘in the works’ for a while and I’m very fond of it. I remember driving on the highway at night after a session listening to the rough version and feeling a particular way. I looked forward then to when other people would get to hear it – now that’s happening and I’m very glad
Nostalgia is set to drop in January 2019 on all music platforms.
Listen here https://Beatenberg.lnk.to/BTAphrodite