Louis Moholo

Sun Sep 22, 16:00 - Sun Sep 22, 19:00
Guga S'thebe, Langa


Born in Cape Town, Moholo formed The Blue Notes with Chris McGregor, Johnny Dyani, Nikele Moyake, Mongezi Feza and Dudu Pukwana,[1] and emigrated to Europe with them in 1964, eventually settling in London, where he formed part of a South African exile community that made an important contribution to British jazz. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Breath, a big band comprising several South African exiles and leading musicians of the British free jazz scene in the 1970s and is the founder of Viva la Black and The Dedication Orchestra. His first album under his own name, Spirits Rejoice on Ogun Records, is considered a classic example of the combination of British and South African players. In the early 1970s, Moholo was also a member of the afro-rock band Assagai.

He has played with many musicians, including Derek Bailey, Steve Lacy, Evan Parker, Enrico Rava, Roswell Rudd, Irène Schweizer, Cecil Taylor, John Tchicai, Archie Shepp, Peter Brötzmann, Mike Osborne, Keith Tippett, Elton Dean and Harry Miller.

Born in Foligno 1985,Giovanni Guidi met Enrico Rava during a workshop in Siena. Rava noticed his talent and decided to include him in “Rava Under 21” project, that would become “Rava New Generation” after a little time. With this group Guidi has recorded three CDs in 2006, 2010, and in 2016, for the Italian magazine “L'Espresso”.

At the moment - beside his partnership with the wizard of electronica Matthew Herbert ed Enrico Rava, his own personal trio with Thomas Morgan and Joao Lobo, his new quintet ” Avec Le Temps” (with Francesco Bearzatti on tenor sax, Roberto Cecchetto on guitar plus Thomas Morgan and Joao Lobo), the electric trio ” Drive!” with Joe Rehmer on bass and Federico Scettri on drums, and the duo ” Closer” with bandoneon player Daniele Di Bonaventura, - Guidi is co- leading a new projects with Fabrizio Bosso on trumpet: ” Not A What” , with Aaron Burnett on tenor sax, Dezron Douglas on bass and Joe Dyson on drums.


Louis Moholo
Guga S'thebe, Langa
Washington St, Langa, Cape Town, 7456
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