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Tuesday, January 31, 2017


(Shabaka Hutchings)

On February 5, The Rainbow and Concerts SA presents Shabaka and the Ancestors in a musical collaboration between UK based Shabaka Hutchings and the cream of contemporary Jazz in South Africa. The band released their album Wisdom of the Elders in September 2016 and since then has been receiving rave reviews.

Shabaka Hutchings is a saxophonist, band leader and composer, part of London’s community of younger jazz musicians as well as the city’s thriving improvised music scene. For Hutchings, composition is a chronicle of the zeitgeist inhabited by a composer; an exposition of his or her search for meaning and the structuring of experiences in aid of recognising this meaning when it appears.

Joining Hutchings on the tour are Siya Mthembu, lead vocalist of The Brother Moves On; saxophonist Mthunzi Mvubu, drummer Tumi Mogorosi, bassist Ariel Zamonsky and percussionist Gontse Makhene - all of whom have performed at the Rainbow in recent years.

Catch Shabaka and the Ancestors on February 5 (doors open at 13h00). Entrance R120. Phone 031 702 9161. The Rainbow is situated at 23 Stanfield Lane in Pinetown.

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