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#IAmCreativeForAfric­a: Representing culture through music

#IAmCreativeForAfric­a had a chance to chat with a music artist from Cape Town,South Africa who is representing his culture (The Khoi People) by embodying his roots through music and creativity. Donovan Faranando (DF) met with Boris Van Haupt (BVH) and here is what the chat entails:

DF: Tell us your name and what you do?
BVH: My name is Boris Van Haupt . I am a indie soul artist and emcee from Cape Town. As for what I do? I make really good music.

DF: Why do you do what you do?
BVH: To tell my story and the story of my people (The Khoi people and Cape Town People)

DF: Tell us more about your music?
BVH: Its a mixture of Amy Winehouse,Big Pun,Bob Marley and Sting.You would somewhat get the feel of my music.These artists somehow inspire me.

DF: As a music artist in Africa what are some of the challenges you face?
BVH: Lack of support especially in Cape Town,South Africa there is a major lack of support,musical infrastructures and Africa should start realising how talented we are and support us

DF: What does it mean to you to be a creative in Africa?
BVH: It means a lot to me because I am an artistic vigilante speaking for people who cannot speak.

DF: If there’s one thing you can change in Africa towards the music industry what will that be?
BVH: We as Africans have all the diamonds and gold not only in our soil but in our people. Financial back-up and investing is what I would want to change.

DF: One last word to your fellow Africans who want to follow into your steps?
BVH: Believe in something. Whether its a God or a dream. Believe and give back. Money isn’t the only way you can give back!

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