Kwa Sec set to groove to the TRC

2019-01-17 06:01
Mandla Mlangeni with Tune Recreation Committee to perform in Gugulethu and other parts of the province.

Mandla Mlangeni with Tune Recreation Committee to perform in Gugulethu and other parts of the province.

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In celebration of the beautiful yet troubled continent, the Tune Recreation Committee (TRC) is primed to make a grand offering with the launch of their sophomore album, Afrika Grooves with the Tune Recreation Committee.

This multi-faceted presentation is to be showcased in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Zanzibar and will focus on collaboration and musical exchange between three Standard Bank Young Artists For Jazz; Afrika Mkhize, Mark Fransman and Mandla Mlangeni.

The TRC will present original works by the band members in various forms and guises. On Sunday, 20 January they will be at Kwa Sec, NY138-52, from 15.30, as part of Jazz in the Native Yards.

By bringing together the best of what South African music has to offer, Afrika Grooves with the TRC is a springboard towards building and strengthening intercultural dialogue with other musical and artistic communities at large.

The TRC features Clement Benny on drums, Nicholas Williams on bass, Reza Khota on guitar and Mandla Mlangeni on trumpet.

Multi-instrumentalist Mark Fransman will join as special guest in selected performances on accordion, bass clarinet and tenor saxophone.

The unit, whose debut album, “Voices of Our Vision” made the New York Times’ “Best Albums Of 2017” list also performed to rousing applause at the 18th edition of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

Led by trumpeter Mandla Mlangeni, 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.

Bandleader Mandla Mlangeni had this to say about this exciting collaboration: “The focus of the endeavour is one that aims to build a documented heritage resource that challenges notions of colonial bias and seeks to expand a narrative of musicians, composers and artists through their own perspectives.

“Ours is an attempt to create a sustainable platform and network that caters for composers and musicians in a pairing of creative partnerships and collaborations with multi faceted artists.”

Tickets cost R100.

For bookings contact 060 960 8935 or visit www.jazzinthenativeyards.co.za

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