This week features a tasty selection of diverse sounds at Braamfontein’s sexiest spot Untitled, on 7 Reserve Street . Do swing by for dinner upstairs at Artivist before the music starts

We Got The Jazz feat. BOKANI DYER, 8pm, Thursday 28th February. Tickets R140 on Quicket R180 at Door

Bokani Dyer is a South African pianist, composer and producer The Bokani Dyer Trio is Bokani Dyer (piano), Romy Brauteseth (bass) and Sphelelo Mazibuko (drums).

He has won multiple awards including the Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year Award for Jazz in 2011 and 1st prize in the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship competition in 2013. His sold out shows at the Vortex in London (2014) were described as “thrilling” and “superlative” (jazzwisemagazine.com). Recent career highlights include playing at the opening of the London Jazz Festival (2014), Jazzahead showcase in Bremen, Germany (2016), headlining the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (2016), performing at the launch of the SA/Russia Seasons in Moscow & St Petersburg (2016), the Safaricom International Jazz Festival in Nairobi, Kenya (2017), Musique en Ete Festival in Geneva (2017) and Festival Metis in Paris, France (2018).

Dyer’s music is appreciated for its creativity and emotional depth, with “soulful note, spiritual tones, sophisticated concepts, and simply presented notions.” He draws on a multiplicity of influences, from his South African cultural heritage, crafting and creating a repertoire based on musical egalitarianism, “a celebration of music with no borders”

Freedom Melody Mixtape is a new project which speaks to the sometimes hidden struggles we face. The name is taken from an important concert that took place in Botswana in the 1980’s organized by South African artists in exile calling for the liberation of their people.

Freedom Melody Mixtape line up…
Bokani Dyer (piano)
Romy Brauteseth (bass)
Marlon Witbooi (drums)
Sthe Bhengu (trumpet)
Al Dirt Du Toit (guitar)

 
NONKU PHIRI LIVE, 8pm, Friday 1st March. Tickets R120 on Quicket R150 at Door
 
Following the release of her debut solo single, the internationally acclaimed ‘Things We Do On
The Weekend’, Nonku Phiri has established herself as on one of the most distinctive and influential
voices in South Africa’s electronic music landscape. Effortlessly moving between house, electronica, R’nB and kwaito. She was first brought to the music industry’s attention at the age of 17 courtesy of a serendipitous collaboration. She proceeded to become a sought after collaborator, working with multiple artists, spanning continents and genre spectrums. In 2015, the undeniable trajectory of her burgeoning success led to Nonku embarking on her solo career journey.

After years of travelling, performing and writing, 2018 will bear witness to the launch of her
independent label ‘Albino Black’ along with the release of her highly anticipated EP.
Nonku has reached a juncture in her career where her creative voice and perspective are both
clearly defined, congruently carving a path for her most impactful musical journey to date.

Presented by Untitled Basement in collaboration with Jägermeister

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