Art ~  “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination … producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power” – Oxford Dictionary.

Over the next few weeks, Afritorial is exclusively featuring the artistry of Gazele, a Nigerian-Australian singer/songwriter, in a very personal project named the ‘Gazele Play Project’.

Recently a resident of Sydney, Australia and now living in the UK, Gazele is one vibrant and soulful woman, whom I’ve had the privilege of meeting and sharing deep conversations about everything African, musical and creative. I’m astounded at Gazele’s raw emotion and verve for life, beautifully captured in her music, and what better way way to express her hopes and dreams especially in 2016 than in a new artistic endeavour.

The project, a 5 part video series that brings to life her latest musical creations, tells her story and showcases her talent in a most poignant style – using music and lyrical words as an expression of her soul.

“I’ve had the privilege to connect with so many people on beautiful journeys through the gift of music,’ she says. “Recently, I relocated to the UK from Australia and just before I left Sydney I got together with a great team of supportive and talented musicians for this final acoustic project, #GazelePlayProject.  A collection of new original music and covers, it meant a lot to me to create these acoustic videos with people who are dear to me at Sydney’s Play Bar.”

We are excited and honoured to debut her work to the world right here. Enjoy.

PART 1

DIGGIN ON YOU / SUPER DUPER LOVE Mashup 

I love groove, it’s my favourite part of music and there is so much of it in R&B and soul music. I grew up listening to R&B behind the closed doors of my brother’s and sister’s rooms (there were some naughty lyrics we weren’t supposed to be listening to so we felt like rebels). My sister loved TLC! They were such a distinct sounding group, with so much influence. When I started finding out about soul music, it felt like a light switch was turned on inside me, I felt like I found my place in music. This acoustic mashup is a nod to some of the early influences that helped me find my voice.

For more of Gazele’s work and to connect with her on social, visit:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gazelemusicpage

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gazelesings

SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/gazelemusicpage

Instagram: https://instagram.com/gazelemusic/

YouTube: http://youtube.com/gazelemusic

 

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Afritorial

Neva is a storyteller and media strategist with a background in PR, film, advertising and digital marketing who is passionate about technology, new media and the endless possibilities of the social and mobile sphere. Read more about her on our 'About Us' page.

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