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SUZY Eises (SE) is a fluent saxophonist and may rightfully be deemed as one of Namibia’s best instrumentalists.
She recently released her much-anticipated self-titled album, and she oozes confidence, after she has worked her way up to becoming a celebrated musician.
This past week, Confidente’s Jeoffrey Mukubi (JM) sat down with Suzy to find out more about her album and the road that lies ahead.
JM: What sparked the interest in recording an album?
SE: As a musician who creates music, I found it very important for me to create music for the Namibian public and the world as well. I think it’s very important for artists to express how they feel about music and how they feel personally and this album is what I wanted to share as a piece of myself.
JM: How long did it take to record this album?
SE: I started recording the album in January last year, so it has taken about 11 months to record.
JM: Was it relatively difficult or stressful when making it, in terms of getting artists to collaborate or having the funds to record etc?
SE: It was a very big challenge funding my album, because I used two artists that were out of the country, one being DJ Maphorisa who is extremely popular in South Africa and his rates are very high, so I think that was a challenge for me, but it was a risk that I had to take, in order to add value to my album. I also used a German pianist, and paying for the recording process was also expensive. My album was not fully electronic, so I had to use live musicians, such as drummers, keyboardists and vocalists. It took a lot of hard work and effort. I think it was a challenge, because being an independent artist, and not being funded by anyone, makes it my responsibility to solely invest in this album, to bring out something really good for Namibia.
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