LIBERATION MUSIC AT THE CHIMURENGA FACTORY – OCTOBER 2022
We are proud to present two ensemble performances at the Chimurenga Factory this October – Tumi Mogorosi’s Group Theory:Black Music and Malcolm Jiyane’s Tree-O.
Group Theory:Black Music is the latest contribution from drummer Tumi Mogorosi. It continues the exploration into South Africa’s longstanding chorale tradition from Mogorosi’s debut album Project Elo. Mogorosi is joined by vocalist Themba Maseko, who directs the voices of Busisiwe Phetoe, Forunate Jwara and Brenda Thulo, as well as Andile Yenana (piano), Reza Khota (guitar), Dalisu Ndlazi (bass), Mthunzi Mvubu (alto sax) and Tumi Pheko (trumpet).
Multi-instrumentalist Malcolm Jiyane’s Tree-O continues the sonic tradition set by two of his mentors, Johnny Mekoa and Jonas Gwangwa. His debut album, Umdali, was released in 2021. He will be accompanied by Lungile Kunene (drums), Gontse Makhene (percussion), Nkosinathi Mthunjwa (keys), Ayanda Zalekile (bass).
Performances as follows:
TUMI MOGOROSI’S GROUP THEORY:BLACK MUSIC
[This event is produced in collaboration with Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape (UWC)]
Saturday, 22 October 2022 – Doors open 7pm
R200 pre-booked at https://qkt.io/EmEtTz
R250 at the door
MALCOLM JIYANE’S TREE-O
Friday, 28 October 2022 – Doors open 7pm
R160 pre-booked at https://qkt.io/wMzl7w
R220 at the door
“It’s a shame, they’ll never change”: Lefifi Tladi, Sibusile Xaba & Tumi Mogorosi
Recorded on windy night in April 2016, this Stories About Music in Africa featured the poet Lefifi Tladi (Garunkuwa) with Sibusile Xaba (Newcastle, KZN) on the guitar and Tumi Mogorosi (Johannesburg) on the drums. Stories about Music in Africa is an ongoing project of the Pan African Space Station.