- Mzansi jazz vocalist Talie Monin named her 2019 debut album 24 Strathay after one of her family homes in Durban
- The singer, who is based in Asia, is one of the participants in a Trojan Records campaign tied around the 50th anniversary of the hit single titled Young, Gifted and Black by Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths
- The star said 50 years on, this song has a new meaning to the young gifted and black youth of today
Multi-award winning Mzansi jazz vocalist Talie Monin has revealed that the title of her debut album, 24 Strathay, is actually the address of one of her family homes.
"The home where my love for music began."
The singer told Briefly.co.za that she started pursuing her "lovely precious dream" of becoming a singer at the tender age of 16.
"I set my sights on the path of musical expression through jazz and travelled to France to get formal and refine the talent I was blessed to be born with. I knew there was a whole world waiting just for me, and my quest had just begun."
Talie, who is based in Asia, said her vision and musical journey has guided her to perform on many international stages. The star expressed that through sharing her music with the world, she is actually representing and realising the dreams of her ancestors.
"I am an ambassador of my people through my art. Today, as a South African singer in Asia, I have been successful in introducing audiences to my identity, my roots, what makes me pure magic."
Born Nqobile Mchunu, Talie is one of the participants in a Trojan Records campaign tied around the 50th anniversary of the hit single titled Young, Gifted and Black by Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths.
The initiative makes a nod to the music which marked a monumental UK chart and cultural moment 50 years ago, whilst equally spotlighting the plethora of young, black individuals making waves worldwide today in 2020.
"50 years on, this song has a new meaning to the young gifted and black youth of today. The joy of today is that indeed, 50 years later, I have conquered and crossed racial divides through the boundlessness of music. The world has opened its arms to me."
Other Mzansi stars who have uploaded and shared their stories in the campaign include Zolani Mahola, Shabzi Madallion, Nipho Mkhize and Kenzy Mohapi.
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