Known prominently throughout Cape Town as DJ and producer Terrasoul, Kaelem Fakier is a young man of many talents, all of which have contributed greatly to the local music and events industry.
Khoi-Soul co-founder and Seasons Recordings roster artist, qualified sound engineer, writer and contributor for We Are Pulse, MyCityByNight, former editor at Xtixs and lecturer at the Pioneer Academy are just a few of Fakier’s accomplishments and contributions to the community.
Sadly in February this year, Kaelem, at the age of 31 suffered a stroke which has left him unable to use his right hand and experiences difficulty with walking. According to a statement released by his mother, Kaelem is in need of ongoing care and medical treatment including physiotherapy and occupational therapy to help him fully recover and is appealing to the public for any donations to assist him on his path to recovery.
Read the full statement below and visit the funding page his mother’s friend, Jennifer Halder, has created to make a contribution, right here.
Written by Kaelem’s Mother
“In February this year, my son, Kaelem, at 31 suffered a stroke which has left him unable to use his right hand and walks with difficulty. As he is a sound engineer, he has had to give up his job and move into care with my sister in South Africa. Kaelem was living in his own flat and working hard as a sound engineer and musician. He was making his way and carving a future for himself under the name “Terrasoul“. Here is the link to listen to some of his music: https://soundcloud.com/terrasoul
His dreams and hopes have been dealt a severe blow and he is struggling to see his future.
My sister is also caring for her adult son who is wheelchair-bound. Kaelem needs ongoing care and medical treatment including physiotherapy and occupational therapy to enable him to recover fully. Doctors have said that this could take a year or more. Kaelem is overwhelmed by his circumstances and the costs of treatment.
As his mother I want to support him both emotionally and financially and am returning to South Africa to provide this support – I will not be able to work and have to fund my young daughter in New Zealand as well as our rental home. I have now also dipped into my retirement savings to help as much as I can.”
Listen to Terrasoul below and donate, right here.