A song from South African singer Sjava

Monday, May 20, 2019 - 5:21pm


Sjava was featured on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack to "Black Panther." He's been vocal about the need for higher quality, more thoughtful music from young South Africans.
Sjava's music leans on sounds from the American South and on South African musical styles like maskandi and mbaqanga. The best part of one number, "Umama," is when Sjava and his mom are just hanging out, honoring their ancestors.