Jazz musician and record label executive, Don Laka, has released a kwaai-jazz fusion album after an eight-year hiatus from the uniquely South African genre he coined.
Laka describes kwaai-jazz as a fusion of South African music styles including kwaito, kwela and marabi with jazz to form a soulful sound.
His album, titled Passions, is an 11-track offering that is set to produce hits similar to Neptune from the Supernova album and Kassie Street.
Laka revealed it took less than a month to put together 'Passions', which he hopes will win the hearts of the youth - and introduce them to the broader jazz genre, like he did in the 90s when he released his blend of kwaai-jazz.
Although he has released other jazz albums in-between his kwaai-jazz projects, he says he was inspired to ignite the love of jazz amongst the younger generations.