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Saturday, September 26, 2015


Genre-defying South African Jazz outfit Language 12 is currently presenting its The Land of Milk and Honey national tour which reaches Durban this evening.

Comprising Marcus Wyatt on trumpet and efx, Siya Makuzeni on vocals and efx, Melissa Van der Spuy on keys and soundscapes, Romy Brauteseth on bass, Justin Badenhorst on drums and Fried Wilsenach on sound design, Language 12 return with their second album Maji Maji, the product of a collective of musical nomads whose crates of vinyl would clearly be worth years of digging in, such is the astonishing range of influences.

Language 12 represents a different approach to South African Jazz –an elusive sound that is moving forward, respectful of the past, whilst not being afraid of twisting boundaries.

The Land of Milk and Honey national tour is made possible by the Concerts SA Mobility Fund - a funding mechanism which offers opportunities for South African musicians to undertake live music tours, administered by Concerts SA, a joint South African/Norwegian project.

Language 12 performs tonight (September 26) at 21h00 at The Chairman, 146 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Point, Durban. Tickets at the door. For more information phone 078 387 1408 or visit /