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First Listen: KAJAMA Pray for Love in the Music Video for 'Lunar Moonlight'

South African future soul electronica duo KAJAMA release their debut music video.

South African soul and electronic music sister duo KAJAMA released their debut EP, Polarity Prism, earlier this year.


One of the songs from the EP, “Lunar Moonlight,” produced by Micr.Pluto, just got the visual treatment. The mysterious love song’s desert-shot music video is as abstract as the track.

It features some ethereal effects and a mysterious character, with a moon for a head. According to the producer, the video celebrates “‘Africanness’ in a contemporary context and more so in a surrealistic sense.”

Vuyo Serote, who handled the effects on the video says the video shows the sisters “praying in song form to the moon for love.”

“The moon hears their calling and descends to earth in response,” says Serote. “The moon appears in the form of an actual moon and that of a man... enter Moonhead. The moon coming to Earth results in a series of somewhat supernatural events that symbolize the drama one goes through when discovering or falling in love.”

Jono Kay, the video’s director describes the concept of the video as “love gone into the galaxy,” adding, “I think we've all had those feelings of painfully searching for something that was never there or no longer there.”

The video is a highly conceptual and collaborative body of work that your eyes need.

Watch the video below and stream or download KAJAMA’s debut EP Polarity Prism underneath. Keep up with KAJAMA on Twitter and Facebook.

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A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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