Thath’i Cover Okestra live at Guga S’thebe

PAS(S)T, Presence, Futures… Thath’i Cover Okestra live

Bokani Dyer directing, Shane Cooper at a table of electrics, Tito Zwane (bass guitar), Tiko Ngobeni (percs, didge and toys), Zweli Mthembu (guitar), Simphiwe Tshabalala (drums), Lee Thomson blowing trumpet, and Masello Motanapitsi Ya Legola pon de mic. A love letter to kwaito.

Let us intro with Ra, Rangoato Hlasane, catalyst (with Keleketla! Library accomplice Malose Malahlela) for this coming together.

“the second installment of thath’i cover okestra with the pan african space station was, like its johannesburg predecessor a day-time concert, and in the same way, a child, woman and man family affair. the sound that came out of guga s’thebe arts and culture centre in langa, cape town was now-now, an old-school kwaito of the future. what i saw and certainly experienced was an open, inter-generational classroom ruled by boogieing and screaming teacher learners of all shade and size.”

Photos from the show here.


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