Amandla Freedom Ensemble | Born to Be Black

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Born to Be Black

by Amandla Freedom Ensemble

Born To Be Black is intended to be a proclamative journey of musical meditation and healing. A journey into the less travelled. Musical territories where sonic realms are constantly in flux.
Genre: Jazz: Avant-Garde Jazz
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3. Daddie's Funk
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6. #Movement
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8. Isikhumbuzo
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9. Sdwedwe Rag
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10. Uthando Lwakho
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11. When Sprits Rejoiced
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12. Lal'bhayi
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Born To Be Black is intended to be a proclamative journey of musical meditation and healing. A journey into the less travelled. Musical territories 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.
Born to Be Black is the culmination of an endeavour to bring a journey of musical fireworks from an intergenerational dialogue between the intense piano improvisations of Andile Yenana and the extraordinary dynamic range of South African percussionists Louis Moholo Moholo, who played a pivotal role in the influential community of South African exiles who transformed the evolution of British jazz from the 60’s and revered American jazz firebrand saxophonist and educator Prof.Salim Washington.
All three figures remain massive figures in the South African music landscape – this progressive collaboration of masters is also paired with the audacious and far-reaching musical musings of the Amandla Freedom Ensemble led by young trumpeter Mandla Mlangeni.
Featured Soloists: Louis Moholo (drums) AndileYenana (piano), Prof. Salim Washington (bass clarinet, flute and tenor saxophone), Shabaka Hutchings (tenor sax),Zoe Modiga (vocals), Keenan Ahrends (guitar), Resonanace String Quartet
Amandla Freedom Ensemble
Mandla Mlangeni (trumpet) NhlanhlaMahlangu (alto saxophone), Oscar Rachabane (tenor saxophone), Sisonke Xonti(baritone and tenor saxophone) Gontse Makhene(percussion), Ariel Zamonsky(bass), Tumi Mogorosi (drums)

Born To Be Black: A Celebration of The Conscious Soulis a vision, which encompasses the echoes of South African township groove and no-holds-barred freedom alongside the vibrant and mesmerising chants of the drums. In the rich jazz history of old lions making inspired new music with a young ones, ‘Born To Be Black’ is in every way a proclamation of our rich musical history.

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