24 Apr 2013

Dear Reader interview

Dear Reader

Cherilyn MacNeil is the super talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist behind Dear Reader. Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa she now resides in Berlin and has found a home on City Slang. When I met Cherilyn a few years ago in London I asked whether she felt any pressure to make music about the difficult and turbulent history of her homeland, she admitted it wasn't something she was in a rush to do. Well now she has and Rivonia is a sweeping, beautiful record that touches on all aspects of her country's history from the first white settlers to the atrocities experienced by miners. We caught up again for Amazing Radio: