Say what? Ishmael plans to take on 'boere musiek'

06 February 2019 - 06:00 By Kyle Zeeman
Artist Ishmael Morabe could be moving to the Afrikaans market.
Artist Ishmael Morabe could be moving to the Afrikaans market.
Image: Instagram/Ishmael Morabe

Ishmael has been in the industry for a minute and after dipping his toes in several different genres, he has his eye on possibly breaking into the Afrikaans music market.

Speaking to Metro FM's Rams Mabote this week, Ishmael revealed his plans to try to spice up his music career by doing something completely different.

"I was thinking of jazz but something that people are not thinking about is: why doesn't a person try a little bit of boere musiek?"

He said he would love to mix it with some of his unique sounds to make a track that would be proudly South African. 

"Music is music. (I hope to) at least sample a boere musiek vibe. I have been thinking about it for the last week. Let's see what happens."

The artist made a comeback last year with a club banger using the theme song from kiddies educational TV show Takalani Sesame.

Ishmael told TshisaLIVE shortly after the track's release that he had always been attracted to new sounds and different ideas to use his music.

"I don't know why I always bounce back as far as music goes but I think it's because I'm highly motivated. Music itself motivates me. Every time I listen to new music and new artists doing different things it fascinates me and helps me always want to create something new as well."