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Bateleur x Spoken Word Poet Toast Coetzer At Cape Town's Secret Soirée

Cape Town six-piece Bateleur were joined by spoken word poet Toast Coetzer at their Secret Soirée show.


Photo by Anton Scholtz. Thanks to Charlotte Carter (This White Ou Likes Kwaito) for the image.

While this one is more on the post-rock side of things, we still wanted to shed light on South African band Bateleur's improvisations. Though known for their instrumental bliss, the experimental six-piece were joined last weekend by spoken word poet Toast Coetzer. The performance took place in a living room in Observatory as a part of the Secret Soirée series of "secret and intimate crowdfunded house concerts in the living rooms of fans." The intimate session was recorded in true takeaway show fashion by Aletta Gardner. Watch the dreamy eight minute video below.

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Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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