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Daily Tune

— 24/04/2018

The European feuilleton as well as music and culture magazines in particular far too rarely report about the African continent and its diverse culture, music and art. Therefore, it is great to see more and more of the press recently set their eyes on the South African artist Nakhane Touré. His body of work is impressively multifaceted; he is a musician, writer, actor – and he’s homosexual. With his music, Touré documents and makes visible what it means and feels like to grow up and live as a gay man in his home country. It’s not unproblematic, though. The artist in many interviews reports that he suffers from verbal abuse and also is threatened with violence. Listening to his latest single Interloper taken from his third record You will not die, the listener gets the impression that Nakhane gladly is uninhibited by the hate he gets confronted with. The sound of his music is raw and powerful. The bass, the electronics and the drums are marching forward and support Touré’s light voice and its accompanying choir. You will not die is not a simple album title. It’s a statement as well as message to everyone out there feeling similar.

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