Louis Moholo-Moholo visits KZN

In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents two KwaZulu Natal concerts of master drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo and his band will visit Luthuli Museum in Groutville and Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale. “The great South African drummer’s fires still burn brightly at 74. He’s making some of the great jazz of his time”—The Guardian. Born […]

In association with Concerts SA, iSupport Music Business presents two KwaZulu Natal concerts of master drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo and his band will visit Luthuli Museum in Groutville and Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale.

“The great South African drummer’s fires still burn brightly at 74. He’s making some of the great jazz of his time”—The Guardian.

Born in Cape Town, Moholo formed The Blue Notes with Chris McGregor, Johnny Dyani, Nikele Moyake, Mongezi Feza and Dudu Pukwana, and emigrated to Europe with them in 1964, eventually settling in London, where he formed part of a South African exile community that made an important contribution to British jazz. Full of fireworks and passion, Moholo-Moholo’s cutting edge approach also has great meditative power. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Breath, a big band comprising several South African exiles and leading musicians of the British free jazz scene in the 1970s and is the founder of Viva la Black and The Dedication Orchestra. His first album under his own name, Spirits Rejoice on Ogun Records, is considered a classic example of the combination of British and South African players. In the early 1970s, Moholo was also a member of the afro-rock band Assagai.

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Veteran South African drummer Louis Tebogo Moholo Moholo returned to his homeland in 2005 and will revisit anthemic and freewheeling improvisations that will be delivered during September (Heritage Month) by an exceptional assemblage of young and old at sought after performance venues in South Africa and abroad. His line up will consist of Andile Yenana on keys, Mandla Mlangeni on trumpet, Nhlanhla Mahlangu and Sisonke Xonti saxophone and Ariel Zamonsky on double bass.

The performances by Louis Moholo-Moholo at Luthuli Museum and Seaman’s Corner are part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to grow a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape.

Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project housed within the SAMRO Foundation. Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, and providing support to the sector through research and skills development for music professionals, the project aims to build a vibrant and viable live music circuit in southern Africa. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.

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Events Listing

Groutville – Luthuli Museum

Friday 2nd of September – 6pm – R30

Address: 3233 Nokukhanya Luthuli Street, Groutville

Tickets at the door

Hammarsdale – Seaman’s Corner

Saturday 3rd of September – 6pm – R30

Address: C568 Dimba Road, Unit 3, Hammarsdale

Tickets at the door