Biko’s Manna: How Deep Is Your Love

I came across this video of three kids, performing a cover of the Bee Gee’s “How Deep Is Your Love.”

Reader, I was floored. I’m at a loss for words. Take a look/listen:

On doing a bit of research, the group is called Biko’s Manna, and they have done a tremendous number of covers. The group is from Johannesburg, South Africa, and consists of 16-year-old Biko Nhlangothi (also known as BikoStar), 13-year-old Manna Nhlangothi (also known as MannaHero) and 8-year-old Mfundo Nhlangothi (also known as TauLion).

They sound amazing, but for me… it’s the inclusion of Mfundo in the background that puts this over the top.

I long for the Internet I knew back in the early 2000’s, and this video absolutely reminds me of that era. Talent, sincerity, and whismy, all combined into a shared slice of media that makes the world feel a little less distant.

I look forward to these kids musicians becoming more visible, and to hearing more songs from them.

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