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Audio/Film: Alekesam Is Sal Masekela?

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We've talked about veiled future RnB-er of "African descent" Alekesam a few times — mainly for his standout jam "It's Not You It's Here". The man behind the track chose to remain anonymous but a recent announcement of a documentary of the same name brings it all to light.

Alekesam, the upcoming film (trailer above), follows Sal Masekela, son of icon Hugh Masekela, as he deals with the "accompanying issues of abandonment and addiction" stemming from his father's decision to move back to South Africa from where he'd been exiled. Is Alekesam Sal Masekela immertion into the art that made his father an icon? It would explain the hidden nature of the project. Plus, Alekesam backwards spells out Masekela (something we embarrassingly didn't catch before). Watch the trailer above and the "It's Not You It's Here" below.

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