“Together, we can overcome.”
That’s the message local Durban musicians 2Unique are trying to spread to the country through their music at this time.
The group’s members – husband and wife David and Stacey Govender, and drummer Jarred – recently collaborated with fellow Durban musicians and went viral with their video performing Michael Jackson’s hit We Are the World.
“Throughout history, musicians have come together to send messages of hope and unity during trying times,” vocalist Stacey tells YOU.
“With the current global crisis we’re facing, 2Unique and our management, iCandy Creative Solutions, felt strongly that we need to do what we do best – and that brings people together with love and inspiration.”
2Unique, based in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, have been performing since 2011 at various venues and events across South Africa, as well as internationally and have become popular with locals for their Afro-fusion style of music.
Stacey says the group reached out to a range of artists in their city and were overwhelmed with the response.
“Over the years we’ve had the honour of interacting with many great artists and although the music industry is competitive, our friends responded with enthusiasm to be part of this collaboration. This is the power of music!” she said.
Respecting the rules for lockdown and without being able to leave their homes, the artists each recorded themselves and sent their audio files to David, the group’s musical director, who edited and produced the material in his studio.
“Our vision for this collaboration was to unite not only as local talent, but also share the message of unity and hope that a better day is coming. We were all able to come together based on our love and passion for what we do,” the group says.
Doing their bit to spread some light, even at this time, the group believes it’s the little things that can have a significant impact on someone.
“We’re stronger together. This collaboration is our message that together we can overcome any difficulty we face as a country.
“Sending someone a song can bring so much joy to their day, we can all support one another in these small, meaningful ways.”
Watch the video here: