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We Got The Jazz, is Joburg’s only Jazz x Hip-Hop monthly music series, a collaboration by the people at Untitled Basement & The Glenlivet.

The series features new wave Jazz, Hip-Hop, Afrobeats, Hip-hop and Soul collaborations from across Africa and around the diaspora. We tap into the masters of the scene, the alternatives and the underdogs to bring as much music entertainment value and artistic innovation to the stage.

Our first edition for 2019, is a return performance by Shabaka and The Ancestors who were one of the first bands to have performed at and blessed the Untitled Basement stage, the night will also feature DJ Deniece Marz, one of Joburg's emerging DJ talents.

About Shabaka & The Ancestors:

Wisdom of the Elders was recorded in Johannesburg in 2015 on one of many trips Shabaka Hutchings took there to immerse himself in the country’s rich musical heritage. The album is a psalm in nine parts. An episodic unfurling of a sonic journey across the Atlantic. 

“The grand scheme of this album is to present the musical language that I normally associate with my UK bands in the context of SA musicians and musical sensibilities,” explains Shabaka Hutchings.  

8 men in a studio in Johannesburg; one tenor sax, one alto sax, one trumpet. One on vocals, one on ivory, one bass, one on percussion and one the drums. 800 million voices. 700 years. Millions of bones cracking under the weight of 22 false free years. Innumerable tiny sparks. One uncontrollable blaze. 

Shabaka Hutchings - Tenor Sax 

Mthunzi Mvubu - Alto Sax 

Siyabonga Mthembu - Vocals 

Ariel Zamonsky - Bass 

Gontse Makhene - Percussion 

Tumi Mogorosi - Drums

When and where?

7 Reserve Street
South Africa

Fri 25 Jan 2019 at 9:00 PM (SAST)
Sat 26 Jan 2019 at 2:00 AM (SAST)

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Untitled Basement