First and foremost, Charlie and Simakuhle aim to write work addressing the Black femme experience in ways that are “new, exciting, beautiful and truthful” – and to do it in their own language. Ultimately, they hope to play an active role in the creation of a stronger song-writing landscape in South Africa, ensuring that the music of up-and-coming South African songwriters, composers, and performers is successfully documented
Their releases thus far reveal them as a duo that pays attention to detail and is deliberate about everything you hear. Their music is minimalist, but there’s an evidence of meticulous work that goes behind their writing and song-making processes. ThesisZA’s music has traces of neo soul, R&B, Afro soul and jazz. The duo is the latest addition to the long list of innovators in South Africa’s versatile jazz scene.
If you live in Zurich, Switzerland make sure to diarise 24 - 28 January 2020 as we perform a live set at the Jazz Club Moods all thanks to the Show-Me Festival. More details to follow soon!
We will be in touch soon.