Mandla Mlangeni: Amandla Freedom Ensemble

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Venue: DSG Hall

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R100.00 Full Price
R95.00 Concession

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Company: Standard Bank Jazz Festival

SBYA Mandla Mlangeni: Amandla Freedom Ensemble – Born To Be Black: A Celebration of the Conscious Soul

Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz 2019 Mandla Mlangeni’s second SBYA performance explores a different side to his music – he intends it to be an “odyssey of musical meditation and healing; a journey into the less travelled where sonic realms are constantly in flux. Ours is a canvas of our imagination where our colours are hues of an ascending melodic line or the crescendo of boisterous horns grooving to the syncopated rhythms of a new song”.

Mlangeni uses his peers as the foundation of the group, but then asks three musical elders to join him for inspiration in drawing from the past to reach a new present. This young artist is fluent in the language of Jazz – he has a BMus from UCT and was a member of the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band in 2006 – but is exploring new forms of musical expression.

Trumpet: Mandla Mlangeni
Sax:Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Simon Manana
Bass: Ariel Zamonsky
Percussion: Gontse Makhene
Drums: Siphiwe Shiburi


Sax: Salim Washington
Piano: Andile Yenana
Drums: Louis Moholo-Moholo



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