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Sello Lawrence Sihlabeni was born in Cape Town, South Africa. His music career started in the eighties in the Ghettos of South Africa. He started as a Keyboard Player for the Spears of the Nation. He played with the Regulars as well as Sons of Selassie from Cape Town. "Do you remember Wednesdays at the Base, Shortmarket Street?" Well...

During his school days at St Mary´s in Nyanga, he would lock himself in the chapell (prayer room) after every church service. “Do you know why?”. Because there was a PIANO, and there, he taught himself to play. At  St Mary´s he started to discover all his talents, a MUSICIAN, an ACTOR and a PAINTER. He played the main role as Noah on the play Noah and the Ark. The play helped to raise funds for their school.

He came the first time to Europe with the band called Makwerhu from South Africa. Makwerhu played a mixture of Afro Beats and Reggae with influences of High Life and Rumba. They travelled extensively throughout Europe and neighbouring countries, playing on a lot of different Festivals. Among others, the famous Africa Festival in Würzburg, Germany. On their last appearence, Manu Dibango came on stage and jammed with them, it was wonderful.

In 1998 Makwerhu splitted, some went back to Africa. Sello stayed in Europe. In 2001 he went on tour with Vitamin X, a Ghanese Reggae/Afro Band, with which he appeared on a number of festivals, including the Chiemsee Reggae Festival in Germany. Sharing the stage with artists like Ziggy Marley, Third World, Gentleman, Seeed, Misty in Roots, Bunny Wailer and many more.

Sello Lawrence invested all his assets in studio equipment, from scratch he taught himself how to operate the equipment, which of cause took a lot of time. When you listen to the product you will realize that it was worth it. His first CD has been digitally released in DECEMBER 2006 so you can get it from most of the download shops. In SPRING 2007 it was physically released and is available in selected reggae stores,so go out there and check it out. CD: NEW NATION by SELLO LAWRENCE.

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Title: New Nation

      Sello Lawrence´s CD: NEW NATION (BCTR 001-1) 2006 - 2007

This is a very special CD, because it is all his initiative. He has composed all the tracks, wrote all the lyrics, sang the songs, recorded and produced the whole album.         

Sello has created all those drum beats, played all those wicked bass-lines, never mention those sweet guitars on “Thank You Jah”

Check the R&B guitar riffs on “Realistic, the Hammond is “bubbling”

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Title: New Nation

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