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The Booth: Moonchild

Moonchild Sanelly (Moonchild) is one of South Africa’s finest up-and-coming vocalists. Hailing from…


Fans, casual listeners and critics aren’t the only consumers of music. Every fortnight, we ask a prominent or exciting local artist to share five tracks that are currently on rotation on their boombox/diskman/Zune – oldies, latest hits, oddities and obscurities. Welcome to The Booth.

Moonchild Sanelly (Moonchild) is one of South Africa’s finest up-and-coming vocalists. Hailing from Port Elizabeth, she moved to Durban to study fashion. This is also where she began making music, before relocating to Joburg to pursue her career as a musician and fashion designer. She put on an incredible performance at Rocking The Daisies last year and has been hard at work with her BLK JKS drummer-brother, Tshepang Ramoba, on building her exciting electronic-afro-pop sound. Notable tracks include ‘Red Eye’, ‘Rabubi’ and her collaboration with Maramza, ‘Inkwenkwezi’, which can be found here. We will follow Moonchild very closely as one of the most interesting and hard-working musicians currently on our radar. Here are her 5 tracks:


Amy Winehouse – Moody’s Mood for Love

This song makes me feel warm and fuzzy and I love singing along to it. It opens up my vocals.


Paloma Faith – Broken Doll

I love how Paloma writes her songs and the lyrics hit home especially in ‘Broken Doll’. As strong as we are, we sometimes let our partners crush us and then string us around. It’s vulnerable. 


BLK JKS – Umzabalazo 

No matter what mood you are in, what race you are from, whichever country, this is a definite party starter. It’s also educational because it’s a song that is about the struggle. A real fireblazer.


Little Dragon – Constant surprises 

This here song just confirms to me that everything happens for a reason.


Beyoncé – I Care

I’m a very emotional being and sometimes when you have no words to express your feelings, it’s easier through song.

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