Udaba live @ Guga S’thebe[display_podcast]
With: SAKHILE MOLESHE (voice); DINEO PULE (voice); SIBUSISO MNYANDA (poetry); PUMELELE LAVISA (poetry, bow); LWANDA GOGWANA (trumpet); LUYOLO LENGA (guitar); VUYO KHATSHA (percussion, mbira); NOMA-INDIYA RASHU (dance); GRENVILLE WILLIAMS (bass); KGAFELA MAGOGODI (poetry)
WHERE/ WHEN: Guga S’thebe (Sat Oct 3, from 12pm)
Udaba is a musical flurry of passion, soul, soothsaying, truth-telling and jazz poetry that takes you on flights of improvisational abandon. Their politically engaged elegies fuse vernacular lyricism, Xhosa praise singing and African indigenous music on jam-like sets with a rotating crew of regular collaborators. Udaba draw their inspiration from Xhosa literature and refer to their music as Umculo Buciko (musical essays). Based in the Eastern Cape, they regularly perform at gatherings, poetry jams, festivals and clubs and recently released their debut album Umculo Buciko.
For PASS they collaborate with spoken-word author and filmmaker Kgafela oa Magogodi. A charged thinker and a consummate live performer, Magogodi has presented his work worldwide, and recently released his second CD, titled Bua Fela.
Selected recordings: Umculo Buciko (2009)