I dream and think in Afrikaans: Refentse Morake

Singer and songwriter, Refentse Morake, has taken the Afrikaans community by storm.

JOHANNESBURG - Vereeniging-based artist Refentse Morake says composing music in Afrikaans is not a difficult task for him because he "dreams and thinks in Afrikaans".

Morake's musical journey started in 2015 after a neighbour shared a video of him on social media.

"I feel like Afrikaans is a very explosive and descriptive language so it is one of the easiest languages for me to write in," he said.

"I think and dream in Afrikaans which means I feel in Afrikaans, and that means I can easily project my feelings in Afrikaans.".

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Having collaborated with several Afrikaans musicians including Karen Zoid, Morake says he hopes to collaborate with other artists across different genres in future.

"I would very much like to work with Lady Smith Black Mambazo and a lot of other interesting sounds like Sibongile Kumalo with the Afro Jazz influences", added Morake.

Morake released his debut album in 2016, which was nominated for a SAMA for Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album.

Singer and songwriter, Refentse Morake, has taken the Afrikaans community by storm.

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