In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents master drummer Louis Moholo and his band a Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale.
“The great South African drummer’s fires still burn brightly at 74. He’s making some of the great jazz of his time”—The Guardian.
Born in Cape Town, Moholo-Moholo formed The Blue Notes with Chris McGregor, Johnny Dyani, Nikele Moyake, Mongezi Feza and Dudu Pukwana, and emigrated to Europe with them in 1964, eventually settling in London, where he formed part of a South African exile community that made an important contribution to British jazz.
Full of fireworks and passion, Moholo-Moholo’s cutting edge approach also has great meditative power. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Breath, a big band comprising several South African exiles and leading musicians of the British free jazz scene in the 1970s and is the founder of Viva la Black and The Dedication Orchestra. His first album under his own name, Spirits Rejoice on Ogun Records, is considered a classic example of the combination of British and South African players. In the early 1970s, Moholo was also a member of the afro-rock band Assagai.
Veteran South African drummer Louis Tebogo Moholo-Moholo returned to his homeland in 2005 and will revisit anthemic and freewheeling improvisations that will be delivered during September (Heritage Month) by an exceptional assemblage of young and old at sought-after performance venues in South Africa and abroad. His line-up will consist of Andile Yenana on keys, Mandla Mlangeni on trumpet, Nhlanhla Mahlangu and Sisonke Xonti saxophone and Ariel Zamonsky on double bass.
Moholo-Moholo can be seen this evening (September 3) at 18h00 at Seaman’s Corner, C568 Dimba Road, Unit 3, Hammarsdale. Tickets R30 at the door