The Brother Moves On feat. Chelsea Carmichael © Courtesy of the artist
Do, 03/11/2022, 22:30 Uhr

Jazzfest Berlin 2022

The Brother Moves On feat. Chelsea Carmichael „$/He Who Feeds You… Owns You“

The Brother Moves On, a poly-stylistic ensemble from Johannesburg, share music from a fresh new album released on British reedist Shabaka Hutchings’ imprint Native Rebel. Joining them for this special performance is British reedist and label mate Chelsea Carmichael.

Starting as a Johannesburg, South Africa performance art troupe back 2009, the Brother Moves On (a smudged play on the name of a character from the TV show “The Wire”) shifted under the leadership of co-founder Siyabonga Mthembu, into a passionate polyglot music ensemble. The group collided many concurrent stripes of modern African music like malombo and Xhosa funk with rock, gospel, electronic dance music, and jazz, weaving them into a seamless hybrid held together by the leader’s powerful voice. A reconfigured, sharpened version of the band appeared on last year’s album “Tolika Mtoliki”, but we can expect to hear brand new music as they have been in the studio after signing a deal with Shabaka Hutching’s new label Native Rebel. For this Berlin debut the group honours its open-ended, communal aesthetic by performing with guest saxophonist Chelsea Carmichael (SEED Ensemble), a polyglot London artist also working with Hutchings. Her debut album is rooted in husky tenor blowing and murky reverb, but her playing slaloms through a colliding landscape of funk, bebop, soul and Caribbean grooves.

The Brother Moves On: „$/He Who Feeds You… Owns You“ feat. Chelsea Carmichael

Siyabonga Mthembu, Gesang
Simphiwe Tshabalala, Schlagzeug
Ayanda Zalekile, Kontrabass
Zelizwe Mthembu, Gitarre
Mthunzi Mvubu, Flöte
Muhammad Dawjee, Altsaxophon
Chelsea Carmichael, Tenorsaxophon

  • Haus der Berliner Festspiele
  • Schaperstr. 24, Berlin
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