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Unlearning and Open Letter to Adoniah Double Album by Sibusile Xaba C-D New & Sealed

£6.99

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A lynchpin in South Africa's new generation of jazz musicians, KwaZulu-Natal-born guitarist and vocalist Sibusile Xaba has all the makings of an acoustic guitar master. With a vocal style that is part dreamscaping and part ancestral invocation, Xaba divines as opposed to plainly singing. Combined with a guitar style that is rooted in expressive picking, Xaba's music shatters the confines of genre, taking only the fundamentals from mentors such as Madala Kunene and Dr Philip Tabane and imbuing these with a mythology and improvisational intensity all of his own.

'Open Letter to Adoniah' is an album reverent of life and its connectedness to a higher source. The music emanates from dreams revealed to Xaba over consecutive days and most of the album was recorded live in the mountains of Magaliesberg outside Johannesburg in the winter of 2016.

In 'Unlearning', Xaba fractures the limitations of language, taking scatting to new metaphysical possibilities and subverting the expected roles of the guitar and voice.

Drummer Bonolo Nkoane and upright bass player Ariel Zamonsky add an intelligent rhythmic pulse to the music’s foundations, propelling Xaba’s expressive inclinations to where improvisational instincts are synonymous with urgent political declamations.

While all three musicians are versed in jazz, 'Unlearning' prefigures a sonic world where genre is moot and the modal compensates for the failures of words.

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Band/artist(s):
Sibusile Xaba
Condition:
New & sealed
Genre:
Jazz
Tracks:
16

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A lynchpin in South Africa's new generation of jazz musicians, KwaZulu-Natal-born guitarist and vocalist Sibusile Xaba has all the makings of an acoustic guitar master. With a vocal style that is part dreamscaping and part ancestral invocation, Xaba divines as opposed to plainly singing. Combined with a guitar style that is rooted in expressive picking, Xaba's music shatters the confines of genre, taking only the fundamentals from mentors such as Madala Kunene and Dr Philip Tabane and imbuing these with a mythology and improvisational intensity all of his own.

'Open Letter to Adoniah' is an album reverent of life and its connectedness to a higher source. The music emanates from dreams revealed to Xaba over consecutive days and most of the album was recorded live in the mountains of Magaliesberg outside Johannesburg in the winter of 2016.

In 'Unlearning', Xaba fractures the limitations of language, taking scatting to new metaphysical possibilities and subverting the expected roles of the guitar and voice.

Drummer Bonolo Nkoane and upright bass player Ariel Zamonsky add an intelligent rhythmic pulse to the music’s foundations, propelling Xaba’s expressive inclinations to where improvisational instincts are synonymous with urgent political declamations.

While all three musicians are versed in jazz, 'Unlearning' prefigures a sonic world where genre is moot and the modal compensates for the failures of words.

Band/artist(s):
Sibusile Xaba
Condition:
New & sealed
Genre:
Jazz
Tracks:
16

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