Sunday, April 11, 2010

Wazwa! Volume 1: Joburg's Live music Circuit comes alive

The Bassline, Newtown, is where it was at!

Wazwa! Volume 1; the monthly gig that promises to halt the lack of good music on Johannesburg’s rather thirsty live circuit.

Kwani Experience, Zubz (whose performance I was late for) and indie-rockers BLK JKS lit up the stage infront of a small but quite energetic crowd of bright young things.

The man behind Loxion Kulca's "Zulu in a botsotso", Felipe Mazibuko, was a Zulu in a pair of Harem pants at the gig

Kwani is always a gem on stage while, for me, the BLK JKS lacked stage presence but came alive towards the end of their set with “Zabalaza” (or is it “umzabalazo”), an awesome track that is reminiscent of the now much debated struggle songs. The audience jammed and stomped the floor like a protesting crowd as the BLK JKS strummed their guitars and banged those drums like true rockstars (which they are).

Wazwa! Volume 2 comes up on 8 MAY and if you’re into good live music, you’d be a fool to miss it.

Dope! I tell you!

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