Mandla Mlangeni Quartet live @ Athletic Club and Social
Thu Oct 12, 21:00 - Thu Oct 12, 23:00
Athletic Club and Social
Mandla Mlangeni and Friends
Uviwe Caso - guitar
Josha Namaire - bass
Josh Klein - drums
Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz 2019 and 2019 fellow at UWC’s Centre for Humanities Research. Mandla Mlangeni, I set to make 2023 a consequential year. Earmarked for the remainder of the year are series of performances of with esteemed musicians and premiere of new material in a series of multi-disciplinary productions set to be announced shortly in the coming weeks.
Having toured extensively with the Cape Town Opera’s production of Porgy and Bess from 2009- 2014 with performances at esteemed opera houses in Europe. Mlangeni is founding member of Amandla Freedom Ensemble (Bhekisizwe 2016 SAMA nominated Best Jazz Album and Born To Be Black: A Celebration Of The Conscious Soul). Mlangeni’s other outfit aptly named the Tune Recreation Committee (TRC) listed as New York Times’ Best Albums for 2017 and made their debut appearance at the 2017 Cape Town International Jazz Festival. The New York Times mentions, “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, modelling a kind of thoughtful communion”.