During my usual Facebook surfing a few months ago, I visited photographer Saddi Khali‘s public figure page. (Make sure to see Politics and Fashion Blog’s post about her Saddi Khali experience in front of the lens.) One of his posts were about the quality level of South African photography. Curious, I asked him which photographers’ work he’d seen. From there he hipped me to this wonderful site that features a super talented collective group called, SA Creatives. I spent quite a bit of time looking at their site. The site is loaded with articles, fashion, spotlight interviews, design, photo tips, creative showcases, films, and videos. I really love this site. You’ll find the works of Axel Bosenge, William Coupon, Christiaan Hattingh, Boni-Kula and The Next Movement, and many, many talented individuals.
Check out their website to see for yourselves and see why I favorited them. What do you like?
If you all must know this about me. I love music. I really do. If I wasn’t getting my graphic design degree, I’d probably be in music production. I love it that much. I came from an era where soul music was the regular staple in my household. Luther Vandross, The Commodores, Marvin Gaye, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Whitney Houston, The Temptations, LaBelle, The O’Jays, and other brilliant artists were rotated heavily as we opened our windows and prepare for our Saturday day chores. Even though I am a fan of other genres of music, soul R&B music has molded my appreciation for great, timeless music.
I recently friended a wonderfully talented, multi-faceted man on Facebook named Patrick Marcelino, who is a part of a fabulous group from Rotterdam, Netherlands called Forecast Jah Reign. I checked out a few videos and listened to their SoundCloud. I’m still listening to their SoundCloud as I type this post. I’m a fan. I love their vibe and the peace in the music they create. Their music is just beautifully soulful, comprised of a blend of reggae and African beats, lovely strings, rhythmic percussion and soothing, fantastic voices. They remind me of Bob Marley and the Wailers.
Check out their YouTube videos. Listen to their SoundCloud. I love to hear what you all think.