How much do you love where you’re from, and how far would you go to celebrate the place you call home? I’m sure answers vary across the board, but for one musician, this is absolutely true. Greetings – I’m Loki Karuna, and on this edition of Noteworthy I’d like to share a little music with you by a man who really loves home – cellist Abel Selaocoe.

Abel hails from South Africa, and for the past several years he’s traveled around the world sharing his unique approach to not just playing the cello, but using the cello and his voice to offer a glimpse into a part of the world that many will never visit. His recent collaborators include the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the BBC Proms, just to name two, with his latest album, “Where is Home” highlighting both his love of South Africa and his unique skills as a classical musician. This work, titled Lerato, or love, is a perfect example of what Abel has to offer.

Abel Selaocoe’s love of home continues to take him far from home, with upcoming engagements in Germany, the UK, and the United States, in addition to South Africa. His musical gifts to the world are unlike any other, making Abel Selaocoe one of today’ most NoteWorthy musicians.

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Pictured: Abel Selaocoe by Christina Ebenezer/Intermusica.