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Afrika Grooves with The Tune Recreation Committee:


The Tune Recreation Committee fresh from an exhilarating 2019 witnessed  their most succcessful record to date Afrika Grooves. The SAMA nominated album made a bold statement with a series of appearances at international festival circuits in Africa such as the Sauti Za Busara (Tanzania) Safaricom (Kenya) , Bassline Fest, Bushfire Festival (eSwatini), Zakifo and Sakifo (Réunion Island). This multi-faceted presentation has always focused on collaboration and musical exchange. Together with Standard Bank Young Artist Of The Year for 2012 Afrika Mkhize and  Mandla Mlangeni 2019  the TRC will present original  works by the band members in  various forms and guises. 


By bringing the best of what South African Music has to offer Afrika Grooves with the TRC is a springboard towards building and strengthening intercultural dialogue with other musical and artistic communities at large. The TRC features Clement Benny on drums, Nicholas Williams on bass, Reza Khota on guitar, Mandla Mlangeni on trumpet. 


 ‘Led by the trumpeter Mandla Mlangeni, this alliance of young South African musicians delves into the country’s syncretic cultural heritage — then ventures beyond. You hear Balkan folk, American funk, West African high life, South African free jazz. Most of all, you hear five bristling improvisers dancing together, modeling a kind of thoughtful communion.’ New York Times


Bandleader Mandla Mlangeni says about this exciting collaboration: “The focus of the endeavour is one that aims to build a documented heritage resource that challenges notions of colonial bias and seeks to expand a narrative of musicians, composers and artists through their own perspectives. Ours is an attempt to create a sustainable platform and network that for composers and musicians in a pairing of creative partnerships and collaborations with multi faceted artists.”


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Runs from Fri 14 Feb 2020 at 7:00 PM

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Jazz in the Native Yards

+27 (0)60 960 8935