In Their Own Words | David Koloane’s Jazz Chronicles
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#Newspapers | Shabaka & The Ancestors For Sunday Times…
I got to write about Shabaka Hutchings’ new project called The Ancestors for the Sunday Time’s Lifestyle section. They keep their info behind paywalls over there; the screengrab below is from a version I was sent to proofread. Brrrap! UPDATE: The article can be read on this pressreader link.
Tumi Mogorosi For The Star’s Tonight
I’ve no idea when this happened, but one of the images I took of Tumi Mogorosi playing as part of the Brown Babies collective in Mellville sometime ago was featured on the cover page. Forward!
Thandi Ntuli-x-Jozi Unsigned
I’ve secretly been a fan of Thandi Ntuli since her university days, back when they used to have recitals in room C7 at the Suth African College of Music. At one point, I found myself somewhere in Khayelitsha grooving along to her house music project named Deluge; such is her range. There have been countless…
Tumi Mogorosi – Thokozile Queen Mother
It’s humanly impossible to ignore the beauty of jazz drummer Tumi Mogorosi’s ‘Thokozile – Queen Mother’, a song which carries spirits of the ancients in its DNA. It’s subtle, paced at just the right tempo to control life and all that sustains it. Gabisile Motuba’s divine vocal intervention reconciles one with their maker everytime they…
First Listen: Shane Cooper – Oscillations
I’ve just received a copy of Shane Cooper’s jazz debut, “Oscillations“. I’ve been keeping a close eye on developments around its recording since we first spoke in February. Sadly, I missed his quartet’s performance at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. Judging from the personnel (Reza Khota – guitar, Buddy Wells – Tenor Sax, Kesivan…