Diversiteit album debuts in a time of desperation and division to bring us the message of unity.
Tunes Studio proudly presents this one of a kind compilation album, DIVERSITEIT (Diversity) in collaboration with some of our country’s finest artists and wordsmiths across a multitude of different genres as diverse as the album’s title implies. The album features a total of nine tracks and an intimate introduction to each artist through their song, sound and message. Owner and co-producer of Tunes Studio, Jean Marais has structured his entire business model towards accessibility and inclusion and the album was for him a natural extension of his studio’s core values. We all know that music heals and this album has truly come at the perfect time – here to remind us to be more tolerant, kinder to each other and accepting of our differences and similarities. Not knowing what exactly tomorrow might bring, we can only control how we react to our current circumstances and while we do that, let our hair down a little while dancing to the sound of the songs on Diversiteit – an escape through the music.
Available to stream and download HERE
Design by Sandy Litle
The artists featured on the album include Churchil Naudé, Riaan Nieuwenhuis, Riku Lätti, Bacchus Nel, Frazer Barry, Tuin, Petronel Baard en Soetmelk, Charel Kleinhans and Jolyn Phillips. Diversiteit was mixed and produced by Mark Ellis and Jean Marais who also provided the rhythm section on eight of the nine tracks. Another legendary element to the album is its mastering which was done by TL Mastering’s own Tim Lengfeld. A soul food recipe is served up with this album during a time we can all use some wholesome music.
Even though the album features mostly Afrikaans songs, there is the one exception titled ‘Ubunye’, written and performed by Charel Kleinhans, with Danie du Toit (Spoegwolf) as featured artist.
‘Die Bloed’ (The Blood) was the first single that was released off the album and is the only track that has been released before on Churchil Naudé’s own album which was titled, ‘Kroesified’. The version of ‘Die Bloed’ featuring Riku Lätti on this album, is a completely new take on the song and it is making the rounds on radio stations across the country.
The creators of this collaboration album hope to use their songs, through the language of Afrikaans, to convey the message that it is time to celebrate our diversity, to break down cultural barriers and to allow the flow and freedom of each song’s unique voice.