Over the past seven years, and across three acclaimed albums, it’s become increasingly hard to pinpoint just one reason why Freshlyground is so universally adored. Is it the magical combination of the players? As Time Magazine put it, as Benetton-esque line-up crossing cultural and age boundaries with ease.

Everywhere they go, Freshlyground is a sensation. In South Africa, audiences of every race cram in to see them. Old people get up and dance. Hip black teenagers sing to their lyrics. White kids emulate their moves.

The very presence of this band in South Africa is a promise of a harmonious future.