At the end of the 1960s, whilst he was in exile in England, South Africa’s pianist Chris McGregor gave expression to his expansive musicality by forming a big band called Brotherhood of Breath. Until his passing in 1990, McGregor performed and recorded with the group. Four UK-based musicians featured in the band’s 1988 legendary recording Country Cooking are in Cape Town to record and perform with a stellar cast of local jazz artists. In a joint Tshisimani and Jazz in the Native Yards (JiNY) collaboration and public seminar, the four ‘brothers’ and University of York music scholar and saxophonist Jonathan Eato will talk about the legacy of McGregor and Brotherhood of Breath’s music and how critics in Europe misinterpreted and misunderstood the band’s important repertoire.
Saturday 23 March 2019
Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education
67-69 Main Road,
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