[WATCH] Refentse Morake continues breaking cultural barriers through his music

Described as a versatile, passionate and forward looking artist, Refentse Morake from Vereeniging has made a name for himself in just three years.

Starting out as a busker, Morake has gone on to perform on multiple stages from the Free State Arts Festival, to Afrikaans is Groot in Pretoria.

Morake joined Azania in studio for this week's #702Unplugged to share his story and music from his third album.

My grandmother was a janitor in an Afrikaans school and after a lot of years of good service, they decided to put one of her grandchildren through school for free and she chose me. That's where I fell in love with Afrikaans music and the language.

Refentse Morake, Singer/songwriter

I kind of grew up on the border of being Afrikaans and being African.

Refentse Morake, Singer/songwriter

I think it's a culture, just like being Sotho and Zulu can be so different. The point is just to look at what we actually have in common and these small little things that are indoctrinations of old habits and how people used to live, are the ones actually causing problems in South Africa today.

Refentse Morake, Singer/songwriter

Obviously there are people who have their own ideas and thoughts, but I am very happy with the response.

Refentse Morake, Singer/songwriter

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