Genesis of a Different World

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Music from Southern Africa

From the crisscross rhythms of Malawi and Zimbabwe
down to the choral splendour of the south,
and bass lines so thick you can taste the syrup,
and so much more in between……… truly we have more riches than gold.

Directed by Steve Dyer and Bokani Dyer, an ensemble of ten award-winning musicians forms a new Mahube, two decades after the original lineup brought together some of Southern Africa’s most creative and respected musicians to create a collaboration unlike any before.

Mahube 2017 features the inimitable and inventive Siya Makuzeni (SA – Eastern Cape) on
vocals and trombone, Mbira queen Hope Masike (Zimbabwe), dynamic singer/dancer Xixel
Langa (Mocambique), and the haunting voice of Mbuso Khoza (SA – KZN) as well as a stellar line-up of top instrumentalists.
The new Mahube continues with Steve Dyer’s creative concept of exploring and celebrating the music of Southern Africa, as done with previous Mahube collaborators that included Oliver Mtukudzi and Feya Faku. The original Mahube won the 2003 KORA all African award for best Traditional African group, and performed across South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique and Swaziland, as well as in Holland, Belgium and Germany, with phenomenal responses from audiences and press alike.

Mahube – Ndiza Nothando

Mantswe A Marabi

Cellphone footage

Bessie Head


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