A unique opportunity to hear Bra Tete Mbambisa, one of the elder statesmen of South African Jazz along with his SA-UK Big Sound at Soweto Theatre.
Bra Tete is joined by fellow South Africans, saxophonist Bra Barney Rachabane (Hugh Masekela and Paul Simon) and drummer Ayanda Sikade (Zim Ngqawana and Simphiwe Dana).
Playing alongside this all-star South African line-up are three outstanding British artists, Julian Argüelles (tenor), Chris Batchelor (trumpet) and Steve Watts (bass). All three have been heavily influenced by exiled South African Jazz musicians in London; now significant stylists in their own right, they perform in South Africa for the first time.
This SA-UK Big Sound 2017 tour launches two new Mbambisa albums: ‘One for Asa’ recorded in the UK in 2015, and ‘African Day’ recorded in Johannesburg in 1976 but previously unreleased.