Moholo to pound the drums in ‘Litsha

2015-07-23 06:01

Legendary Louis Moholo will be in Khayelitsha on Saturday night.

Legendary Louis Moholo will be in Khayelitsha on Saturday night.

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One of South Africa’s foremost drummers, the internationally recognised Louis Tebogo Moholo is set to rock Khayelitsha on Saturday 25 July.

The gig is aptly named Moholo Live House and will feature celebrated pianist Andile Yenana, young trumpeter Mandla Mlangeni and vibrant percussionist Dizu Platjies at the Harare Square, and starts at 5pm.

An initiative of the Tune and Recreation Committee (TRC), which is led by Mandla Mlangeni’ and dubbed Born to be Black and, it will include jazzy sounds with a mixture of popular music.

The gig will also feature members of the TRC, Peter Ndlala on bass and Claude Cozens on drums.

Moholo is founding member of The Blue Notes back in the 60’s with Chris McGregor, Johnny Dyani, Nikele Moyake, Mongezi Feza and Dudu Pukwana.

They moved to Europe in 1964. with Moholo eventually settling in London, where he formed part of a South African exile community that made an important contribution to British jazz.

Apart from his occasional travels to perform overseas, Moholo said he was passionate about performing with younger musicians to bring music back to the townships, where it all began. Yenana has worked with luminaries such as the late Zim Ngqawana.

Mlangeni and Plaatjies, he of Amampondo fame, said they were equally excited about this collaboration.

. To be born black is on Saturday 27 July from 5pm at Harare Square in Khayelitsha. Tickets are R50. Food and drinks on sale. For more details call: Brenda on 0739401556

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