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The cool American Joel “Karabo” Elliot (JKE) brings his African jazz groove to Gugulethu at the Jazz in the Native Yards concert series on Sunday 27 March. Born into a diverse melting pot American family of Jamaican, Scottish, German and Russian heritage, JKE who plays guitar, trombone, piano and percussion is also a poet who has found a unique voice in the world of

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The Jazz in the Native Yards’ concert sessions starts this Sunday 7 February with Bongani Sotshononda’s United Nations of Africa  at kwa Sec Ny 138 no. 52 Gugulethu from 4pm. Sotshononda, a composer, arranger, accomplished percussionist and chromatic marimba player has travelled extensively sharing his skills with different audiences and his United Nations of Africa

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This Sunday 6 December from 4pm, The Reza Khota Quartet crosses the railway line to play the last gig of the Jazz in the Native Yards for 2015. The venue is the cosy courtyard in the modest yard in Gugulethu famously known as kwa Sec at NY138 no.52, just a stone throw away from Mzoli’s braai restaurant. The band has some new offerings like a tune about Ethiopian

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The Johannesburg based jazz outfit Amandla Jazz Ensemble led by Mandla Mlangeni will showcase a mixed repertoire from his forthcoming debut album, Bhekisizwe at the Jazz in the Native Yards from 5pm on Sunday 8 November, at Kwa Sec, NY138 no. 52 Guguletu. Tickets are R60 at the gate. To get a discounted voucher of R30 to the Sunday jazz gig on 8 November visit the

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Jazz Heritage Festival 2015

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  The Jazz in the Native Yards (JINY) brings you a music heritage with diverse presentation of jazz during the Jazz Heritage Festival 2015 from the 6 to 27 September at kwa Sec, NY 138 no. 52 Gugulethu. While in its inaugural stage, the Jazz Heritage Festival, supported by Concert SA and Fine Music Radio (FMR) will be an annual event taking place in different

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Jazz stalwart Feya Faku, an inspiration to many of South Africa’s young jazz musicians and who has had music composed as tribute to his name by the likes of the Netherlands based guitarist Vuma Levine, makes his first appearance at the Jazz in the Native Yards on Sunday 9 August from 3pm. In this gig which is generously sponsored by Concerts SA, Faku will be

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Fresh from astounding performances  at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, the Johannesburg based trumpeter Mandla Mlangeni leads his Tune and Rcreation Committee (TRC) for yet another outstanding performance at the Jazz in the Native Yards on Sunday 19 July in Guga S’thebe Cultural Centre, Langa from 2pm. Raised in Soweto  Mlangeni is a young vibrant graduate

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