We are pleased to present Epistrophies – groundings with Robin D.G. Kelley and Neo Muyanga – in praise and thanks for the melodious thunk of Thelonious Monk! We’ll also be screening Rewind & Play, Alain Gomis’ brilliant filmic take on Monk’s method. (Read more on the film here.)
Saturday, 16 September 2023 from 6pm
Chimurenga Factory (157 Victoria Rd, Woodstock)
We are very pleased to host a deep listening of “Azania”, the debut ep of the almighty collective IPHUPHO L’ KA BIKO. Discourse by Nhlanhla Ngqaqu & Tumi Pheko of Iphupho, in conversation w Masixole Mlandu & Zizipho Bam; Selections by Manjik Mak; Word-sound by Tongue Twisters & Kitso Seti. From 6pm at Chimurenga Factory (157 Victoria Rd, Woodstock). Free entry.
Chimurenga presents a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of Grounation, the seminal album by Count Ossie & the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari with a unique performance of the music of The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari. Shabaka & the Ancestors including Siyabonga Mthembu (vox), Mthunzi Mvubu (alto & flute), Kgethi Nkotsi (trombone), Gontse Makhene (Percussion), Tumi Mogorosi (drums), Ariel Zamonsky (bass) and Shabaka Hutchings (tenor & flutes), will join forces with legendary Cape Town MC, vocalist and bassist …