live and direct from the PASS studio at the Chimurenga Library, The Showroom, BabyLondon.
This installment of Stories about Music in Africa features Shabaka Hutchings and The Brother Moves On (Raytheon Moorvan, Siyabonga Mthembu, Zelizwe Mthembu, Simphiwe Tshabalala and Ayanda Zalekile) Stories About Music In Africa is a series of Pan African Space Station transmissions, concert-lectures, recorded at the Chimurenga headquarters in Cape Town as well as satellite locations across the African world.
Shabaka Hutchings is a breathtaking saxophonist, clarinetist and composer. His early musical schooling moves from calypso bands, classical ensembles and various jazz groups in Barbados to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (UK). Since then he has been invited to play with musical greats including Mulatu Astatke, Charlie Haden, Orlando Julius, Louis Moholo-Moholo, and the Sun Ra Arkestra. Shabaka’s own group Sons of Kemet, which includes Seb Rochford and Tom Skinner on drums, and Oren Marshall on tuba, released their debut …
Stories about Music in Africa: Throughout 2014 Chimurenga has been connecting with cutting-edge artists and music collectives from around the continent to prepare unique recordings for Pan African Space Station (PASS). On Thursday December 11, the first of these monthly broadcasts goes live featuring Shabaka Hutchings and The Brother Moves On. Tune in at panafricanspacestation.org.za. The series presents concert-lectures, audio/visual stories, recorded at the Chimurenga headquarters in Cape Town as well as satellite locations across the African world. Produced with the kind support of Goethe-Institut …
London’s Shabaka Hutchings (Zed-U; Polar Bear; Heliocentrics; Sons of Kemet; etc.) with Bra Tebs coming to you live from Tagore’s Jazz Bar, 42 Trill Road, Observatory, Cape Town. If you don’t know, Bra Tebs (Louis Moholo-Moholo) is the only surviving founder of the famed Blue Notes (who civilised Europe in the mid-60s by teaching them how to play free!)
Bra Tebs with Shabaka Hutchings tonight at Tagore’s Jazz Bar, 42 Trill Road, Observatory, Cape Town from 9.30pm. If you don’t know, Bra Tebs (Louis Moholo-Moholo) is the only surviving founder of the famed Blue Notes (who civilised Europe in the mid-60s by teaching them how to play free!) Don’t miss this. The vision is huge but space is small – so come early, or listen live online by hitting the ‘Listen to the live stream’ link on the left.