Afr(indi)an Fiction : an undertaking into the unknown

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Tue Oct 12, 18:30 - Wed Oct 13, 23:00

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Afr(indi)an Fiction:

an undertaking into the unknown

 

Kinsmen (ZA) and Othnell Mangoma Moyo (ZW)   

 

 

Afr(indi)an fiction is a south-south sonic dialogue between SAMA nominated South African indo-jazz trio Kinsmen (Dhruv Sodha – Sitar, Shailesh Pillay – Tabla, Muhammad Dawjee – Saxophones) and acclaimed Zimbabwean ethnomusicologist, percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, and instrument builder Othnell Mangoma Moyo that creates new ground in an imagined place where fictional borders dissolve and the mode of communication is sonic.

 

The emerging musical practices through their collaborative process probe at the intersection of Indian / African / X identities through exploration of the fictional and radical. Afr(indi)an fiction is also a response to the rapid shutting of national borders during the COVID-19 pandemic and global cries for returns to ‘normalcy’. Kinsmen creatively assert that we as a displaced people have never been or known any form of 'normal' and that we need to reckon with our belonging on this continent – in this place.

 

Afr(indi)an fiction debuts on Tuesday 12 October 2021 at 18:30. Tickets are available at Quicket


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Afr (indi)an fiction is 'n suid-suid soniese dialoog tussen SAMA-genomineerde Suid-Afrikaanse indo-jazz trio, Kinsmen (Dhruv Sodha-Sitar, Shailesh Pillay-Tabla, Muhammad Dawjee-Saxofone) en die bekroonde Zimbabwiese etnomusikoloog, perkussiespeler, multi-instrumentalis, en instrumentbouer, Othnell Mangoma Moyo. Dié ensemble ontgin nuwe terreindeur ‘n denkbeeldige plek te skep waar fiktiewe grense verdwyn en die wyse van kommunikasie sonies van aard is.

 

Die musikale praktyke wat voortvloeiuit hul samewerking ondersoek die snyding van Indiese / Afrika- / X-identiteite deur die verkenning van die fiktiewe en radikale. Afr (indi)an fiction is ook 'n reaksie op die vinnige sluiting van nasionale grense tydens die COVID-19-pandemie en wêreldwye uitroep om terug te keer na 'normaliteit'. Die Kinsmen-trio hou op kreatiewe wyse vol dat hulle as ontheemde mense nog nooit 'normaal' was of ‘normaal’ geken het nie en dat daar rekening gehou moet word daarmee dat ook húlle op hierdie kontinent - op hiérdie plek, behoort.

 

Afr (indi)an fiction  is ‘n debuutkonsert en sal op Dinsdag 12 Oktober 2021 om 18:30 uitgesaai word. Kaartjies is beskikbaar op Quicket. 


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