Kaleo Sansaa has been nominated for several awards in Europe, including the award for best new comer by Pop NRW in 2019. In July 2018, Kaleo Sansaa toured in southern Africa (Capetown, Joburg and Lusaka). During her first Germany Tour in winter 2018, she shared the stage with the popular US-American duo Oshun. Since the release of her first E.P. ‘Purple Moon’, Sansaa has been acknowledged as a multifaceted insider-tipp on european and southern African stages. After her nomination for several festivals in Barcelona, Kaleo Sansaa won best music video at the Berlin Shortfilm festival. In 2019 she was nominated by the INES Showcase Festival Network as an INES Talent.
Kaleo Sansaa can best be described as a new comer enchanting audiences with a brand new sound: Sun-Drunk Sound and Solar-Based Hip-Hop! Kaleo Sansaa invented the terms Sun-Drunk Sound and Solar-Based Hip-Hop in June 2019 to adequately describe her unique sound. It’s music that comes from the center of the sun. As a result it sounds and feels pure and honest, created in a meditaive state. Solar Based Hip Hop is an unfiltered expression of the soul. Kaleo Sansaa’s music is loaded with hypnotic experimental Hip-Hop Beats and centers around what she calls the ‚Solar-Based Philosophy‘. The underlying message of Solar-Based Philosophy is that the sun never sets, we just turn away like the earth does routinely She describes the sun/sAn as her main source of inspiration, as reflected in her name ‚SANSAA‘ : SAN= Sun. SAA is the Swahili term for time. Therefore, Sansaa means infinite sun or infinite suntime.
Her newest release is the E.P. ‘Paradise not Lost’ that was released on Febuary 14th 2020. The next big project on Kaleo Sansaa’s journey is her debut album that will be released in Summer 2020.
"It’s a different sound. It was the first time I had ever heard anything like it, some sounds do come close to it but there’s no denying it’s unique. A mixture of jazz, hip hop, RnB and soul held together with poetry that seemed more like meditation." Zasamag.com
"Zambian Moon Child Kaleo Sansaa's Music is moody AF & we love it. It's just not enough to call Kaleo Sansaa deep" enthusemag.com
"Kaleo Sansaa’s latest single Purple Moon is truly in a league of its own with the blissfully decadent layers that the track intricately weaves through. Artists supplying what Kaleo has to offer are in seriously short supply; the German based artist has an overwhelmingly passionate approach to minimalistic trap which is beyond anything I have heard in 2018. Purple Moon is one of those effervescently poignant tracks which offer just as much substance in between the notes as within them." Anrfactory.com