We Got The Jazz feat. Shabaka and the Ancestors
We Got The Jazz, is Joburg’s only Jazz x Hip-Hop monthly music series, at Untitled Basement, Braamfontein.
The first edition in 2019, is a return performance by Shabaka and The Ancestors. A band often described as experimental afro-beats-jazz, we just call it great live music.
“The grand scheme of this sound is to present the musical language that I normally associate with my UK bands in the context of SA musicians and musical sensibilities,” explains Shabaka Hutchings.
One tenor sax, one alto sax, one trumpet. One on vocals, one on ivory, one bass, one on percussion and one the drums. 800 million voices. 700 years. Millions of bones cracking under the weight of 22 false free years. Innumerable tiny sparks. One uncontrollable blaze.
Shabaka Hutchings - Tenor Sax
Mthunzi Mvubu - Alto Sax
Siyabonga Mthembu - Vocals
Ariel Zamonsky - Bass
Gontse Makhene - Percussion
Tumi Mogorosi – Drums
Where: Untitled Basement, Braamfontein
When: 25 January at 9pm
Entrance: R150 via Quicket.