Many moons ago, I frequented a spot in Doornfontein, Johannesburg called Jungle Connection, a place I have mentioned in previous posts. One of the people I met on these poetic excursions was Boitumelo Molekane. He was at the heart of a creative, artistic collective called P.E.R.M. and would come through to Jungle infrequently, but always with words to provoke the mind and inspire the heart.
Everyone drifted out of Jungle Connection after a while. While we would bump into each other infrequently, Tumi the Poet-Emcee started carving a place for himself in South Africa and beyond both as an individual artist as well as part of Tumi and the Volume. I recently attended the listening session of Tumi’s latest album Whole Worlds and have had it on high rotation since. The first single, Bambezela, features kwaito artist Brickz & singer Tracey-Lee. The video has just been completed & I wanted to be able to share it with you. And go find the album. It is also available on iTunes and will definitely be worth your while.