“A rare Cape Town show by the imitable 6-piece Afro-funksters Kwani Experience is not to be missed!!!”
IT’s all happening folks…GigTV have quietly been poking their nose into gigs ‘round and about Cape Town for the past year or two filming some of the best footage we’ve seen for live gigs. Muse Magazine is thrilled to announce a media partnership with GigTV to bring this fantastic footage to our reader base and ensure more will be coming your way in the future too.
To launch this partnership, GigTV in association with Muse Magazine is proud to present Kwani Experience at the Zula Sound Bar in Cape Town on the 15th April, ably supported by Lorez and the Makwerhu Band. The entire show will be filmed live along with full multi-track recording for excellent sound quality.
This eclectic, liberating quasi-funk, hip hop, nu-jazz soul band is the NOW generation of the Afro urbanite. The 6-piece band comprising of lead vocalist, Nkoto Keitu Malebye, Beat poet/rapper – PO Box, bassist – Ting Ting, drummer – Buso, keyboardist – Mahalatse Ribatone and Spike on industrial percussion & vox deliver a sound they call Mudaland funk. They’ve been wowing audiences black and white but mainly multiracial since 2004 when they won the Standard Bank/Kaya FM/Sheer Sound “Totally Jazzed” showcase, remarkably in the same year they formed as a band. With several successful European tours under their belt and the Africa Festival lined up in May of this year in Germany, their gritty social commentary campaign called ‘Live Without Fear,’ forms the bedrock of a band whose mission is music with a message. Socially conscious, but forever funky this quick stopover in Cape Town for a once-off gig at Zula is not to be missed and Muse is proud to be a part of it.
Staying with the eclectic, this South African-Argentinean collaboration based in Cape Town is a heady mix of musical styles ranging from tango, jazz and electronica. Featuring Douglas Armstrong – Trumpet & Laptop, Gustavo Fasani on Bandoneon & Piano and Aviva Liora-Moses on vocals, Lorez is a great example of creative minds fusing traditional forms and instruments with the power of electronica. “Our approach to Tango Electrónico is rooted in Buenos Aires. Lorez has an authentic Argentinean flavour, daringly coloured with jazz, which is influenced by our experience of living in Cape Town,” says Gustavo. “The sound of the trumpet brings electronic tango into a new sonic dimension. With Lorez we have achieved a musical form that is both authentic and new,’ adds Douglas Armstrong, trumpet and electronics.
Makwerhu have been performing in various formats since the early 1980′s. Starting in a small village in Limpopo, their music has travelled through the hardships of apartheid, made detours through the stages of Europe and the U.K. and, now remade, Makwerhu starts a new chapter with a wealth of experience joining new blood to create music that speaks about an African dream for unity, while portraying the realization of that dream. Makwerhu fuse traditional African styles with funk, rock and splashes of reggae to create a truly unique brand of afro-fusion making dancing come easy.
But don’t just believe us. Hop on over to our sista magazine’s lifestyle blog @ www.bpmlife.co.za and check-out the footage of these 3 awesome bands playing live, courtesy of our Video-partners, GigTV. (www.gigtv.co.za).