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The Ethan Smith Quartet‘s end their residency at Tagore’s with another exuberant set of original compositions influenced by jazz and the traditional music of South Africa, the middle and far East.
As always the band feature Ethan Smith on saxophones and flute, Kyle Shepherd on the piano, Claude Cozens on drums and Brydon Bolton on the bass.
Culture Musical Club began life as part of the youth organization of the Afro Shirazi Party during Zanzibar’s struggle for independence back in 1956. Today, CMC is Zanzibar’s most prolific and successful taarab orchestra. The club performs widely at concerts in Zanzibar’s Stone Town, but also frequently takes its music to the rural areas. Their international tours and CD-releases have made the name Culture Musical Club known to audiences throughout the world so that rehearsals in their clubhouse have become …
Kora maestro Toumani Diabate in conversation at PASS 2009. Diabate mediates traditions inherited from Mali’s ancient Mande Empire through globetrotting jazz, blues and electro frequencies. A lifelong Bamako resident, Diabate rose to global acclaim almost 20 years ago when he recorded the world’s first solo kora album Kaira. Since then his career has been characterised by a fierce refusal to erect a line between an ancient locality and a modern cosmopolis.
Composed, arranged and performed by Neo Muyanga, this audio cd supplement is part of the Chimurenga Chronicle, a speculative newspaper which is issue 16 of Chimurenga. Tracklist: a) 1+1= (a re-composition of a 5000-year-old offering to Lord Ganesha, the Hindu deity, an opener of sorts) b) 4:7 (heaven’s on the ocean is a proportional refrain on reaching nirvana, the 7th grade, via the mundane material world) c) 3sin= rθ (sino projection technology theme) d) 3(x)n (illegal border crossing and …
Eastern Cape born trumpeter, Lwanda Gogwana and his quartet are back with more multi-layered melodic-free grooves that weave cool bluesy intonations and a funky bop attitude through some edgier idioms. Tonight they’re playing funkity jazz original compositions and jazz standards off The Lwanda Gogwana Songbook Chapter 1. In the mean time, listen in on a previous set here.