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Fifi The Rai Blaster

Image from Iapetus Records

Image from Iapetus Records

 

Maybe it's just the age of the futurists but something is definitely happening music-wise in South Africa! Fifi the Rai Blaster is part of that something. Her music is rooted in jazz but creates a cocktail mix with funk, hip hop, and trip-hop. I guess this is to be expected from a girl who was influenced by the likes of Nat King Cole, Sun Ra, Herbie Hancock, and Thelonius Monk at an early age. These influences are evident in her music and her story telling. Fifi isn't here to define her music for you but wants you to experience it and take from it what you will. Ultimately, she wants her music to be a teleport to distant land and times. Fifi has collaborated with some talented South African artist such as DJ Kenzhero and as an upcoming artist has had the opportunity to perform alongside veterans such as Saul Williams. Her collection, Fifi the EP Release, is just a taste of what she is capable of and it is enough to make us yearn for more.