Bokani Dyer returns to the Yards

By MapMyWay
5 February 2019

Bokani Dyer Trio, Guga S’thebe
Fine Art & Great Jazz at Guga S’thebe

Jazz in the Native Yards in association with Concerts SA presents the Bokani Dyer Trio and an art exhibition on Sunday 10 February at Guga S’thebe Cultural Centre in Langa.

The exhibition by two local artists Mzwabantu Henda and Buhle Nkalashe starts at 3pm and the jazz is from 4pm.

The multi-award-winning composer and pianist Bokani Dyer comes back to Cape Town since the launch of  the fourth studio album, Neo Native, an intimate, inviting listening experience and a re-imagination of the sound of the standard piano trio.

Dyer’s trio is made up his performance outfit for the past two years. They are Sphelelo Mazibuko (drums) and Romy Brauteseth (bass), and together with Dyer, they have forged a sound in which all members feel at home, music that allows the freedom for new interpretations at every performance. It is evident from the music on Neo Native that the three musicians share strong chemistry.

  • The 14-track album features new material as well as re-imagined works from previous albums Emancipate the Story (2011) and World Music (2015).

“Neo Native is an idea about identity. How one chooses to identify and a question of what a person feels connected to as native. In the human experience beyond geography, where does the feeling of home reside?” says Dyer

This gig is part of Concerts SA Venue Circuit, which aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape

WHERE: Guga S’thebe Cultural Centre Washington St, Langa, Cape Town, 7455

TICKETS:  R120/R70 pensioners and students

WHEN: Sunday 10 February – Art exhibition from 3pm; jazz at 4pm

Chilled local wine from the Wine Shaq and other refreshments will be on sale.

INFO: contact Luvuyo Kakaza: 060 960 8935