The Bokani Dyer Trio will be featured at the Jazz in the Native Yards series, in association with Concerts SA, at Guga S’thebe Cultural Centre in Langa on Sunday 10 February 2019.
The concert will be preceded by an art exhibition at 3pm by two local artists, Mzwabantu Henda and Buhle Nkalashe, with music beginning at 4pm.
The multi-award-winning composer and pianist Bokani Dyer comes back to Cape Town since the launch of his 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.
Originals and re-imagined works
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.
Bokani Dyer won the 2011 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Jazz. He has toured both nationally and in Europe and UK, and his albums have been nominated for SAMA awards.
What: Bokani Dyer Trio / Jazz in the Native Yards series
Where and when: Guga S’thebe Cultural Centre, Langa on Sunday 10 February 2019
Tickets: R120 / R70 pensioners and students at the door