Get a Sneak Peek at New Zeelander Ladi6’s Journey to Africa


See the New Zealand star link up with African artists Nonku and Lavish in this exclusive preview.


Ladi6 Makes Music in Africa

Ladi6 Makes Music in Africa

New Zealand’s neo-soul star Ladi6, aka Karoline Tamati, recently embarked on a musical pilgrimage for the upcoming film Ladi6: Return To Africa.

The experience was inspired by her own journey as a musician, which began when a teenaged Tamati moved to Tanzania with her family 16 years ago. Travelling back to Tanzania in 2014 with filmmaker (and cousin) Oscar Knightley in tow, Ladi6 took the opportunity to reconnect with some old faces; namely Baba and Mama John who once ran the Tamati family’s house while they oversaw a centre for street children.

The film isn’t all about nostalgia, though: it also dips a toe into the breadth of African music being made today. With a mission to explore the continent’s future as well as her personal past there, Ladi6 linked up with a host of artists during her stay, including up-and-comers Nonku and Lavish at Red Bull Studios Cape Town.

In this exclusive clip from the full documentary – which will be available on RedBull.com/Music from December 10 – Ladi6 jams with artists throughout her travels, reworking tracks from her recent album Automatic, before finally wrapping up her trip in the musical hub of Cape Town.

“Music is a very powerful tool and it’s always amazing to be a part of either creating history or just being a part of a movement,” says singer Nonku. “Any differences artists may have in terms of geography or lifestyles or backgrounds doesn’t matter. Music is what brings us together, it makes sense, it’s a universal language. Music is the healer.”


Source:Sammy Lee|RedBull.com

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