Watch the Red Bull Round Robin gig at The Orbit
Featuring Bonj Mpanza, Marcus Wyatt and more
Posted: Apr 08 2018
If you were at The Orbit last week, you would’ve seen one of the first events for the 2018 Red Bull Music Festival taking place.
The event, a Round Robin series celebrating the power of unexpected and unpredictable collaboration, saw the pairing of musicians for a night of pure improvisation.
How did it work? Musician A starts ?the show with five minutes of solo improvisation, before being joined by Musician B. They improvise together for five minutes, Musician C comes onstage, Musician A leaves, and Musician C improvises with Musician B for five minutes, and so on until the final show where all musicians take to the stage at once for a glorious finale.
The full line-up saw QB Smith, Luyanda Madope, Benjamin Jephta, Sphelelo Mazibuko, Marcus Wyatt, Tshepo Tsotetsi, Keorapetse Kolwane, Bonj Mpanza, Clem Carr, Keenan Ahrends, Janus van der Merwe, Sisonke Xonti, and Tlale Makhene.
If you happened to miss the event and you’re subsequently kicking yourself for doing so – no stress! JHBLive was there to live-stream and record the evening. Check out the performance below.