South African DJ and producer Sun-EL Musician delivers a mix of melodic house and afro beats that bring South Africa to the world. His ability to make music that retains its original African textures and timbres, combined with a futuristic feel, creates a universal appeal.
His debut album ‘Africa To the World’ received three 2017 SAMA awards, making it the highest earner in its year, and his sophomore album ‘To the World & Beyond’ combines the soul of Africa with the progressive sounds of the global music market. The melody, groove, joy – and at times sadness – that one finds in South African dance music permeates his music. He has had great success collaborating with well-known South African singers, and for this year’s jazz festival, he broadens his interactions to explore instrumental music and is joined by trumpeter Lwanda Gogwana and keyboardist Mpho Gift Mohlong.