2022 release from South African cellist Abel Selaocoe
South African cellist Abel Selaocoe makes his debut on Warner Classics with Where is Home (Hae Ke Kae). Its dual title, in English and Sesotho, reflects the album's diverse program which draws from vibrant European and African influences: pieces inspired by South African and Tanzanian musical tradition share a space with works by J.S. Bach and Giovanni Benedetto Platti, some of which are renewed with instrumental and lyrical improvisations.
The title of the album holds multifaceted significance for the Manchester-based musician: "Home is the place that empowers you; it's not only a geographical place but in people as well, where you can live a life of empowerment and not of oppression. I've learned to find my different homes through the cello." Abel Selaocoe represents Africa on the move.
|1. Ibuyile I'africa / Africa Is Back|
|2. Dipolelo/ Recite|
|3. Zawose (For Hukwe Zawose)|
|4. Cello Sonata No. 7 in D Major, I. 84: I. Adagio|
|5. Cello Sonata No. 7 in D Major, I. 84: II. Allegro|
|6. Cello Sonata No. 7 in D Major, I. 84: III. Largho|
|7. Cello Sonata No. 7 in D Major, I. 84: IV. Presto|
|8. Qhawe / Hero|
|9. Lerato / Love|
|10. Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: IV. Sarabande|
|11. Ka Bohaleng / on the Sharp Side|
|12. Ancestral Affirmations|