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Here’s An Exclusive Stream of Seba Kaapstad’s Mello Music Group Debut Album ‘Thina’

Listen to Seba Kaapstad's new album 'Thina.'

South African jazz and neo soul group Seba Kaapstad signed to Mello Music Group earlier this year. Today, you can stream Thina, their first album under the popular indie label, which is home to the likes of Oddissee, Apollo Brown, Quelle Chris, Kool Keith and a lot more.


Thina is, as expected, a diverse album that meshes the crew's influences—jazz, R&B, electronic, neo soul and hip-hop. The themes explored lyrically are just as diverse as the music. Included in the album are the two video singles "Africa" and "Don't."

Seba Kaapstad - "Don't" | Official Video www.youtube.com

The crew had this to say about releasing the album:

"After an incredible time writing and producing the album Thina, it feels just amazing to be able to share it with the world. We believe that this new sound hasn't really been heard before. A new sound trying to combine cultures literally from different parts of the world. Now we can't wait to get out and let people hear it live too."

Seba Kaapstad members Philip Scheibel (Pheel), Ndumiso Manana, Sebastian Schuster (Seba) and Zoë Modiga hail from South Africa, Swaziland and Germany, and released their debut album Tagore's in 2016.

Thina will be officially live on streaming sites and online stores on May 17.

Listen to Thina below and pre-order/pre-save underneath:




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Here's What You Need To Know About The Political Unrest In Sudan

Thousands have been protesting the Sudanese government over the weekend, supporting the military's plans for a coup.

Sudan's transitional government is in turmoil as thousands of citizens conducted a sit-in protest against them, over the weekend. A group of Sudanese citizens have called on the military to disestablish the nation's current government, as the country struggles with the greatest crisis they've seen since the end of former dictator Omar al-Bashir's controversial ruling, two years ago. The weekend's pro-military protests come as anti-military protestors took to the streets earlier this month to fight for civilian-ruled laws.

Military-aligned demonstrators assembled outside of the famously off-limits entrance of the Presidential Palace located in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum on Monday. Gatherers set up tents, blocking off access to two main intersections, cutting off access to the capital for those inside. Police attempted to wave off crowds with teargas, with Khartoum state officials saying they had, "repelled an attempted assault on the seat of government," in a statement issued Monday.

The assembly was called for by a coalition of rebel groups and political parties that support Sudan's military, accusing the civilian political parties of mismanagement and monopolizing power under their ruling. Demonstrations began on Saturday, but Sunday's gathering saw a lower attendance. According to Reuters, by Monday afternoon, thousands, between 2,000 - 3,000, had returned to voice their concerns. 52-year-old tribal elder Tahar Fadl al-Mawla spoke at the helm of the sit-in outside of the Presidential palace saying, "The civilian government has failed. We want a government of soldiers to protect the transition." Alongside a 65-year-old Ahman Jumaa who claimed to have traveled more than 900 kilometers (570 miles) from Southern region Nyala to show his support.

Protesters are demanding the appointment of a new cabinet that is "more representative of the people who participated in the December 2019 revolution that eventually led to the ousting of former president Omar al-Bashir", Al Jazeera reported from Sudan. Protesters headed towards the Presidential Palace, where an emergency cabinet meeting was being held when they were met by police forces.

Pro-civilian political parties have plans for their own demonstration on Thursday, the anniversary of the 1964 revolution that overthrew Sudan's first military regime under Ibrahim Abboud and brought in a period of democracy that the country still struggles to uphold.


Sudanese Twitter users shared their thoughts online, with many drawing similarities between the current unrest and other political crises the nation has faced.


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