US musician Georgia Anne Muldrow comes from a family of creative musicians, whose roots run deep in the 1960s and 1970s progressive jazz scene. Her father invented instruments for Eddie Harris, and her mother performed with Pharoah Sanders. Georgia Anne and her “ancestral orchestra”, which is what she calls her band, will be at the Pan African Space Station (PASS) for what will be her first concert in Joburg.
As an indie artist who works with imprint SomeOthaShip, Georgia Anne will be blessing us with her productions, compositions, vocals (sung or MC-ed) and funk that she has perfected for over a decade under various aliases (Jyoti, Ms One…).
For her performance at the Kingkong in Troyeville, Georgia Anne will collaborate with award-winning pianist Thandi Ntuli and her quartet including Thembinkosi Mavimbela (bass), Marlon Witbooi (drums) and Sthembiso Bhengu (trumpet).
Also on the bill for the night is the Monkey Nuts, an alternative hip hop ensemble and visual arts collective based in Harare. Members include musician Impiaipeli Maphango, emcee and writer Joshua Chiundiza and musician and graphic designer Tino Tagwieryi. Their sound is a mix of Chimurenga/Jit and hip hop rhythms, blended with electronic tones, crowned with a visual aesthetic that celebrates their Southern African heritage. Tickets available here.