They explore the intersections of spirit, sound, and empirical musical tinkering before things get deep at the regular Thursday Church night.
Makeson has performed and worked with the likes of Pharaoh Sanders, Finley Quaye, Soweto Kinch, Louis Moholo, René McLean, Tony Sedres, Hein van de Geyn, Zim Nqwana, Sibongile Khumalo, Winston Mankunku, Jimmy Dlu Dlu and Dave Young to mention a few. And on the same stage with such jazz artists as Wayne Shorter, Charles Lloyd, Cedar Walton, Andrew Hill, Donald Brown, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Danilo Perez and Yusef Lateef.
Reza is know for his genre defining guitar improvisations and compositions that engage experimental jazz, the classical avant-garde, Indian Classical music and progressive guitar music. His best know for Babu, a collaboration of virtuoso instrumentalsits that play original compositions based on Indian Classical Ragas and Talas.
Thursday’s Church needs no intro:
All from 9.30pm.
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As the Chief Priest tells it: The Abami Eda departed 15 years ago. Tonight could be a tribute but it won’t. Everything we do is a tribute – we won’t be here without him. Supreme, endless love to the man who invented the language we speak.
Ntone, Mighty & Mogale digging the blues (in the Baraka sense) crates. As Baraka writes it: “The past (black night’s your mother) is also the future (What is nigh is coming-Eve before Am). The Present was here before it was the past and after it was the future. The world is a tragedy, i.e., it is a carrying, the weight, the changes not time, rhythm, not counting, feeling. Any and Every-All are related as the one, part of a whole, …
DJ Ntone presides: hypnotic pan-African grooves, soulful house, unheard hip-hop, electro boogie, deep jazz, all the funk and much, much more. As Pharoah Sanders put it, ‘The Creator has a Masterplan.’ In Berlin next week? Catch him at Gretchen Club.