Skinny Pelembe – A Song for South Yorkshire

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A song for South Yorkshire: Field Notes #2

Inspired by conversations with social workers and nurses, Skinny Pelembe’s song for South Yorkshire premieres 23 March online at

ABOUT SKINNY PELEMBE: Skinny Pelembe is a multi-talented wonder, born in Johannesburg and raised in Doncaster. He released debut album Dreaming Is Dead Now in May 2019, with support from BBC 6 Music’s, BBC Radio 1 and Worldwide FM. In 2020 Blue Note asked some of the top British names in music to rework songs from their legendary back catalog. Skinny’s version of Andrew Hill’s cult classic Illusion was chosen as one of the singles from the Blue Note Reimagined album. His varied approach to his influences started early on. His two older brothers were heavily into hip-hop, while he would also absorb the West Coast folk and country music played by his dad. The former influences the way he thinks about his lyrics. The latter has continues to inform the way he writes songs. Listen to Skinny Pelembe’s music below.

Produced by Sound UK in partnership with Higher Rhythm.

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