Chantty Natural Releases 4 Singles ahead of the Album Release in 2021
On 16th May 2021, Chantty Natural released yet another single this year, titled Setsuatsue, Chantty Natural is an artist who does not shy away from expressing deep emotions in his music. Setsuatsue is a song that does just that, exploring the pain and anguish of heartbreak in romantic love. The Ramotswa born reggae singer is building up to the release of another album, the third album in his career spanning just over twenty years.
“I am building up to the release my third album titled Winds of Change in September and Setsuatsue is the fourth release in 2021, which was preceded by that of the tracks, Drift, Kibakiba and Rato La Palo,” said Chantty Natural.
About Chantty Natural, the Musician, the Producer
South African disco icons in Peta Teanet and William Mthwethwa, early on influenced Phemelo Albert Moikabi better known as Chantty Natural. Later on Lucky Dube became a muse to young Phemelo. Moikabi.
Chantty is a musical product of Lobatse, a place littered with all round talent. At school shows, he would perform dance acts with an ensemble called Mad Dawgz, of which he was the founder.
At the turn of the millennium, when Stepping Razor band was most visible in the Botswana reggae scene, Chantty – then going by the name Chantty Killarh- was forever present to host live shows with them.
However, the Jamaican dancehall greats like Yellowman and Shabba Ranks, who challenged him enough and compelled him to take up the microphone to emulate that which he was appreciating from them.
Chantty Natural is an ambassador of The Jazz Xchange, where founder, Rahman El Kindly takes established artists through a masterclass, polishing them for a night of live music at an upmarket venue. From the founding home of Tswanshall at Livewire Studios in Ramotswa, Botswana, Chantty Natural has permeated the airwaves with his music, garnering a following in neighboring Republic of South Africa. The artist is known and loved from Mafikeng to Kimberly to Cape Town.
An accomplished producer Chantty Natural has done work for Sereetsi and the Natives, Berry Heart, Flexy, Ntirelang Berman, as well as South African reggae band, Tidal Waves, among many others. Livewire Studios also does commercial advertising, recording, mixing and mastering, as well as band hire, and even Chantty has previously released the albums Seponono (2001), The Return/Champion 2020 as well as an EP titled Tswanshall, and three singles.
About Tswanshall the musical genre, the stable and the movement
The definition of Tswanshall is dynamic and can refer to anybody of its three aspects.
Firstly, Tswanshall is a genre of Afrikan Roots reggae and dancehall in African Vernacular/languages, mainly Setswana and patois fusion, Southern African rhythms and bubbling (dancehall/ rap).
Alongside roots, lovers rock, dancehall, reggae lovers have the option of Tswanshall.
Secondly, Tswanshall is the movement, the community of practice that keeps this genre alive. The practitioners are mostly concentrated in South Africa.
Again, Tswanshall is the holding company, the music stable based in Ramotswa, which gave birth to this genre.