April 20, 2018 till April 21, 2018
From 8:00 pm to 2:00 am
Keleketla! Library, King Kong building, 6 Verwey Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
Chimurenga is delighted to welcome back Georgia Anne Muldrow and her “ancestral orchestra” to the Pan African Space Station (PASS) for what will be her first concert in Johannesburg. Ever astral traveling via her independent imprint SomeOthaShip, Georgia Anne Muldrow has been blessing us with her productions, compositions, vocals (sung or MC-ed) and truth-telling fonk for over a decade, under various aliases (Jyoti, Ms One…).
Born to jazz musicians in Los Angeles, Georgia Anne Muldrow was born for this very purpose – to make her vocal style, rhythmic production and multi structured songwriting that are so highly sought after. Mos Def says she “sounds like Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin and Ella Fitzgerald rolled in one”. Erykah Badu says she “sounds like Alice Coltrane and J-Dilla rolled into one”. Others say she’s like “Herbie Hancock, Betty Davis, and Angela Wimbush rolled into one”. Whatever it is, she’s standing on some mighty shoulders, slinging a bag of her own.
She has worked with trailblazing artists such as Dudley Perkins, Rickie Byars Beckwith, Madlib, Dj Romes, Prince Po, The Visionaries, Brian Jackson, Dego, Robert Glasper, Bahamadia, Bilal, Mos Def and Erykah Badu among countless others. Her releases include Worthnothings, Olesi: Fragments Of An Earth, Blackhouse, Umsindo, Kings Ballad, Ms.One (rap e.p.) , the award winning jazz album Ocotea, Denderah (her second jazz record) and her latest works A Thoughtiverse Unmarred and Oligarchy Sucks.
For her first performance in Johannesburg, Georgia Anne Muldrow will collaborate with award winning pianist Thandi Ntuli and her quartet including Thembinkosi Mavimbela (bass), Marlon Witbooi (drums) and Sthembiso Bhengu (trumpet).
The Monkey Nuts are an alternative hip hop ensemble and visual arts collective based in Harare. Members include musician Impiaipeli Maphango, emcee and writer Joshua Chiundiza and musician and graphic designer Tino Tagwieryi. Their sound is a mix of Chimurenga/Jit and hip hop rhythms, blended with electronic tones, crowned with a visual aesthetic that celebrates their Southern African heritage.
Tickets can be purchased in advance here.