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Sikelela, thirty years on

A celebration of South African jazz

Siya and Thandi leaning against a brick wall

Marking the 30th anniversary of democracy in South Africa, this evening celebrates the outburst of avant-garde jazz coming out of this inspirational musical landscape. 

Taking the cue from the word Sikelela (blessing) from the first phrase in the South African national anthem, this event celebrates a tradition of Ingoma as a practice in the intimate exercise of liberation in action.

This special concert invites the visionaries from the current scene which is referred to as the New School of Jazz from South Africa. The line-up is curated by The Brother Moves On’s Siyabonga Mthembu and pianist, composer, singer Thandi Ntuli, bringing together a stellar line up including Bokani Dyer, Thandiswa Mazwai, Keenan Meyer, The Brother Moves On, Soweto Kinch, Chelsea Carmichael and many more.

The end time will be added closer to the performance date

Produced by the Barbican in association with Serious

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival 

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