Music at the Centre for African Studies Basel

02 May 2023

Kohlenberg 20, 4051 Basel

the bird's eye jazz club

Public event

Concert: Swiss-South African Jazz Indaba part I

Focus on South Africa with three different bands on the occasion of the conference "Cultural relations between Switzerland and South Africa, 1948–1994"

Mthunzi Mvubu

Set 1 (20:30) - Dominic Egli’s Plurism

The dynamic Swiss-South African collective develops with raw sensuality, explosive serenity and earthy playfulness melodies, multi-layered driving grooves and eruptive solo performances.

Line-up:  Feya Faku: trumpet/flugelhorn, Mthunzi Mvubu: alto sax, Sisonke Xonti: tenor sax, Raffaele Bosshard: bass, Dominic Egli: drums/percussion


Set 2 (21:45) - Mthunzi Mvubu Quartet

After the young sax player from Gauteng has earned his spurs in the most popular band of South Africa and has presented himself also internationally, he takes a leading role with his convincing debut album The 1st Gospel.

Line-up:  Mtunzi Mvubu: alto sax, Keenan Ahrends: guitar, Romy Brauteseth: bass, Sphelelo Mazibuko: drums

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