Africa Month music extravaganza!

The Brother Moves On to headline the Windybrow Arts Centre Africa Month music extravaganza!

The Windybrow Arts Center month long Africa Month celebrations will close on Saturday 28 May musical note full of rich African culture and vibrancy. The month of May is recognized as Africa Month – a time when Africa is in a quest for the unity of the continent and for the political and economic emancipation of its people.

The Windybrow Arts Centre has curated a series of events for the month under the theme Flipping the Globe!

Music Flip will be a day for the family to enjoy an exciting line-up of music, local food and craft stalls. The day will host upcoming artists from across the continent and a closing performance from internationally renowned band The Brother Moves On. An original composition in collaboration with the Windybrow choirs and The Brother Moves On will have its debut at the event.

The music will take festival goers on a melodic African beat ride. The music is a dramatic showcase of the continent and its beautiful people. Adding flavor to the already hot line up is the African cuisine that will be on offer on the day to delight festival goers. 

Music Flip’s Line up: The Brother Moves On, The Friendly Drummers, Femi Koya and Emmanuel Paul.  

Not sure where this should go? Join us at 1pm at the Windybrow Arts Centre. Free parking at the Catholic Cathedral – across the road from Windybrow.

The Brother Moves On is a music installation and performance art collective that embraces the multi-aesthetic, multi-disciplinary concept of a collective happening to new spaces and places. The Brother’s sound is a tradition trouncing trans-Atlantic Afro-centric futuristically ancient fusion that jack knifes between off world spectral dub-metal, hyper rhythmic rock psychedelia, indie township and astro-afro-free-jazz continues the Pan African Space Station.

World Afrobeat Music composer and performer, versatile saxophonist and dynamic vocalist,  Femi Koya is the new face of the African Renaissance, combining West African highlife and Jazz,  South African Sophiatown with a nostalgic Afrobeat root sounds, his music is a rich blend of deep and sultry Afrobeat and contemporary groove. This musical fusion demonstrates the path to a new and culturally integrated Africa in which a common heritage is reinforced to meet the needs of today’s world.

Emmanuel Paul is a bassist, composer and band leader who is based in Johannesburg.  He developed a great love for the bass at an early age, singing recorded bass lines on recordings by the great masters such as Fela Kuti, James Brown and the Yellow Jackets. He is constantly expanding his talent  through the pursuit of knowledge.

Join the festivities for as little at R80 and R50 for students – unlock the African beat in you!

Good music goes with good food!

Tickets be sold via www.webtickets.co.za or to make block bookings and discounts please contact Anthony Ezeoke 011 832 1641ext 203/ 083 246 4950 or Bandile Luvalo 078 4344 860.

For interviews and images please contact:

Lusanda Zokufa, Senior Publicist or Desmond Mathebula – Publicity Intern Market Theatre Foundation 011 832 1641 ext 123/204  or 072 367 7867/ 062 329 4741

lusandaz@markettheatre.co.za / desmondm@markettheatre.co.za

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