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Monday, February 6, 2017


Invasion of the Tanga Bears at Centre for Jazz and Popular Music takes place on February 15 at 18h00.

Wild animals roam only here in Africa ? Wrong! In Tanga Zoo, Swiss drummer, Andy Brugger, has united a few wild specimens of his own from Europe.

Andy Brugger is one of Switzerland’s most accomplished Jazz- and Funk-drummers, in addition to being a gifted teacher at the Zürich College for Music (ZHdK) for many years now. The Maestro is no stranger to South Africa – having toured here twice, as well as having instructed for 3 months at the (then) University of Natal.

His current band, Tanga Zoo, fascinates with its hypnotic grooves and virtuoso playing. It’s not jazz, it’s not Funk – it’s both. But you won’t be missing some soulful melody’s either. In the music of Tanga Zoo you’ll hear the melting of Swiss Chocolate mixed with the power of wild Swiss mountain-animals. The music has nothing to do with Tango, the music of Argentina.

Don’t miss this unique chance to see and hear these exotic creatures performing their home-brew Swiss-Jazz – spicy funk, illicit grooves, and hybrid sound sculptures. Andy Brugger (drums), Jean-Pierre Schaller (bass), André Kunz (guitar), Marc Jufer (reeds) and Kriz «Flew» Flueler (trumpet/Electronics).

Tango Zoo performs on February 15 at 18h00 (doors open 17h30) at The Centre for Jazz & Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2 Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus, Durban. Tickets R70 (R45 pensioners and R20 students) available at the door.

For more information contact Thulile Zama on 031 260 3385 or email: or visit