Musik am Zentrum für Afrikastudien Basel
Livestream concert: McCoy Mrubata (ZA)
I look forward to sharing my music with the audience online with my trio comprised of my friends, Paul Hanmer on piano and Lex Futshane on upright bass. I wanna thank Aymeric and Urban Sessions for this opportunity that’s giving me a platform to present my new works created during this CORVID 19 lockdown. We’ll also perform songs from my last two albums.So please join us on Saturday 23 May at 8pm to witness this new, interesting way of presenting music. Please keep safe and healthy. Peace. McCoy Mrubata
Born in 1959 in Cape Town’s historic Langa township, South Africa. Reedman McCoy Mrubata grew up with the sounds of African music. the soulful hymns of the Zion Church, the chants and rhythms of traditional healers and the brassy jive of the Merry Macs band who rehearsed opposite his home. When schooling became impossible in the fiery aftermath of the 1976 uprising, the young McCoy then playing flute studied informally under Langa greats like Madoda Gxabeka, Winston Ngozi , the Ngcukanas, Ezra and Duke, Blackie Tempi and Robert Sithole.
Mrubata was artist in residence in Basel in 2015 and documented the project with a double album Live at the bird's eye.
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