A Legacy of Note… Louis Moholo in conversation with Neo Muyanga

Self taught South African jazz drummer, Louis Moholo is a co-founder and the last living member of the revered Blue Notes and later the London based Brotherhood of Breath. He often featured in the Dedication Orchestra and is a member of the London Improvisers Orchestra. He lives in Cape Town.

Here we hear him in conversation with Neo Muyanga in a Chimurenga Sessions recorded as part of the Chimurenga Library exhibition at the Cape Town Central Library in 2009.

A songwriter, composer and one of South Africa’s most acclaimed musical directors, Muyanga is also a founder of Blk Sonshine, and co-curator of the Pan African Space Station (www.panafricanspacestation.org.za), a music and radio project in Cape Town.

For more on the Blue Notes and Neo Muyanga check the Arts Review of The Chronic.

In addition, Neo Muyanga’s DIPALO, a mix tape for those who practice counting, is included as an audio cd supplement in The Chronic.

3 Responses to “A Legacy of Note… Louis Moholo in conversation with Neo Muyanga”
  1. benedicte 20 October 2011 at 11:23 am #

    Amazing Louis Moholo “the great” ! fascinating interview

  2. Ben V // SHOOK 13 November 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    Looking fwd to listening to this interview. Love Louis Moholo’s playing on Brotherhood of Breath’s Tungi’s Song (http://www.myspace.com/chrismagwedza/music/songs/tunji-s-song-13405564).

    Any suggestions of comparative drum tracks?

  3. Ben V // SHOOK 13 November 2011 at 5:21 pm #

    Oops. That should have been Tunji not gi…

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