The Brother Moves On

A Comet is Coming: Shabaka Hutchings & The Brother Moves On


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.

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Shabaka Hutchings and The Brother Moves On Bios

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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 …  ( continue reading

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Shabaka Hutchings and The Brother Moves On: A Comet is Coming

Shabaka and The Brother Moves On

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 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 …  ( continue reading

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The Brother Moves On

The Brother’s sound is a tradition-trouncing trans-Atlantic Afro-centric futuristically ancient fusion that jack knifes between offworld spectral dub-metal, hyperrhythmic rock psychedelia, indie-township and astro-afro-free-jazz. Taking a cue from that other “Brother From Another Planet” they embrace a multi-genre, multimedia aesthetic, re-challenging hip-hop’s five pillars (MCing, DJing, B-boying and graffiti writing) into a conceptechnic performance art project that incorporates historical, political, and sociological perspectives. While their new album, ETA  is currently available online, Brother is best experienced life.  ( continue reading

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