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Saturday, July 1, 2017


The Rainbow and Concerts SA will present Tete Mbambisa and His SA-UK Big Sound on July 9.

This is a unique opportunity to hear Bra Tete Mbambisa, one of the elder statesmen of South African jazz, in a programme of Mbambisa originals arranged for his SA-UK Big Sound. Bra Tete is joined by fellow South Africans, saxophonist Bra Barney Rachabane (Hugh Masekela and Paul Simon) and drummer Ayanda Sikade (Zim Ngqawana and Thandiswa Mazwai).

Playing alongside this all-star South African line-up are three outstanding British artists, Julian Arg├╝elles (tenor), Chris Batchelor (trumpet) and Steve Watts (bass). All three have been heavily influenced by exiled South African jazz musicians in London; now significant stylists in their own right they perform in South Africa for the first time. This SA-UK BIG SOUND 2017 tour launches two new Mbambisa albums: One for Asa recorded in the UK in 2015, and African Day recorded in Johannesburg in 1976 but previously unreleased.

Tete Mbambisa and His SA-UK Big Sound can be seen on July 9 at the Rainbow Restaurant, 23 Stanfield Lane, Pinetown. Doors open at 13h00 and tickets at R100 are available at The Rainbow or Webtickets at