A night with The Brother Moves On at Untitled Basement

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From left Simphiwe Tshabalala, Siyabonga Mthembu, Ayanda Zalekile, Zelizwe Mthembu. (Tseliso Monaheng)
From left Simphiwe Tshabalala, Siyabonga Mthembu, Ayanda Zalekile, Zelizwe Mthembu. (Tseliso Monaheng)

Located in Braamfontein as a live performance continuation of restaurant Artivist, Untitled Basement has in the last two years worked toward giving performers a home after The Orbit closed in January of 2019. 

However the venue has been closed for the better part of 2020 due to state-imposed lockdown regulations. With regulations relaxing, Untitled Basement is slowly reopening its doors for audiences to experience live music performances.

This weekend audiences can expect live offerings from The Brother Moves On. The Johannesburg based performance art ensemble by Nkululeko and Siya Mthembu.

In thanksgiving for a fruitful year, The Brother Moves On will perform as their stripped-down 4 piece act under the title Liberation Burns Slow featuring Ayanda Zalekile on vox & bass, Simphiwe Tshabalala on vox & drums, Siyabonga Mthembu on vox & chants, Zelizwe Mthembu on vox and guitar. Liberation Burns Slow is a celebration of the end of a seven-year cycle for The Brother Moves On.

Their debut album A New Myth was released 7 years ago on the 5th of December 2013 and this event marks the end of 7 years of famine and opens the gates to 7 years of abundance for a band that has dealt with grief and loss having lost 2 essential angels of the band in Nkululeko Mthembu and Shonisani Lethole.

This gig is a message to the energies that makudede ubumyama kuvele ukukhanya. Positive Energy Activates Constant Elevation, ubhuti uyahamba

Considering level one lockdown regulations, the venue has had to halve its audience capacity per performance. In response to less tickets sales resulting in a lowered profit, Untitled Basement is charging audiences per one hour set. All performances will comprise two sets. 

All guests are required to complete an online Covid-19 prescreening questionnaire prior to arrival. 

The Brother Moves On will perform at Untitled Basement on 4 December 2020. Two performances will take place on the evening: one at 19h00 and another at 21h00. For more information visit Untitled Basement’s Instagram or Facebook.

Tickets cost R2o0 per person, per set and can be purchased from Quicket. They can also be purchased at the door for R300.  

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