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CHILA NATHI x Zolani Mahola & Aron Halevi (Freshlyground), Sky Dladla, Natcyet Wakili, Sekuru & Mrisi (TICKETS)

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CHILA NATHI x Zolani Mahola & Aron Halevi (Freshlyground), Sky Dladla, Natcyet Wakili, Sekuru & Mrisi (TICKETS)

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CHILA NATHI presents Technologies Of The Spirit
CHILA NATHI presents Technologies Of The Spirit
Sky Dladla live at CHILA NATHI with Zolani Mahola & Aron Halevi (Freshlyground), Natcyet Wakili and Sekuru
Natcyet Wakili live at CHILA NATHI with Zolani Mahola & Aron Halevi (Freshlyground), Sky Dladla, and Sekuru +5
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CHILA NATHI presents Technologies Of The Spirit

CHILA NATHI presents

Technologies Of The Spirit

📅 Friday, 5 July 2024
⏳ 6:30PM – 9:30PM
🛖 2 Foulden Road, London, N16 7UR
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An intimate evening of music, food, drink and immersive conversation with Zolani Mahola & Aron Halevi (Freshlyground), Sky Dladla, Natcyet Wakili, Sekuru & Mrisi, in improvised live performances, a listening party, and Q&A sessions.

And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll have DJ sets from Sejambo and Sounds of the Selaf, plus nourishing food lovingly prepared by our in-house chefs, Rethadelight and Nancy Moyo.

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South African multi-instrumentalist, educator, marimba and bow instrument maker Sky Dladla will be talking about her work to preserve indigenous instruments and democratising community music making from an African-centred perspective. Sky is also bandleader of the Blackroots Marimba ensemble.

We’ll also be joined by founders of the iconic South African supergroup, FreshlygroundZolani Mahola, whose solo project is performed under the spiritual title, The One Who Sings and the pianist and social change advocate Aron HaleviThey will be sharing how they incorporated South African folk and music forms into the band’s hit singles, and how returning to nature and indigenous spiritual practices have shaped their approach to music.

From the UK, we’re so excited to have British-Nigerian percussionist Natcyet Wakili (Sons of Kemet, Steam Down), founder of Nok Cultural Ensemble, whose critically acclaimed album  Njhyi, fused percussion practices from Africa, the Caribbean and Asia with dub and free jazz. Natcyet will share his research into indigenous instruments and performance practices.

We’re also honoured to have renowned mbira master and cultural educator, Sekuru (Thomas Mapfumo, Stella Chiweshe, Shingai) who share how Zimbabwean history has been preserved through the mbira, alongside the cultural and spiritual uses of the instrument.

Finally, pianist, rapper, singer, and producer Mrisi blends South African riddims with Jazz piano, Hip Hop, and British narrative. His music, incorporating Shangaan Tsonga, explores themes like immigration and identity. Mrisi’s live performances, featuring piano, marimba, and thoughtful lyrics, captivate audiences in the UK and South Africa.

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