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iPhupho L’ka Biko at Selective Live
April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm SASTR100
iPhupho L’ka Biko is an Afrikanist band of Azania, based in Johannesburg. The collective was formed in 2015 by bassist and composer Nhlanhla Ngqaqu who was born in Kagiso, but rooted in the Eastern Cape. The band members met in Braamfontein where they often interacted through school ensembles, jam sessions and at circular live music spaces. iPhupho refers to God the giver and fulfiller of dreams, and Biko speaks to black consciousness. The band therefore seeks to spiritually awaken and to conscientize the masses through music.
iPhupho is inspired by the legendary Busi Mhlongo, Miriam Makeba, Nina Simone, Zim Ngqawana, Moses Molelekwa, Madala Kunene and many more gifted souls. Forming part of the band are Sibusiso Malindzisa (keys), Zoe Molelekwa (keys), Lebohang Moleleki (drums), Miseka Gaqa (vocals), Khutjo Nkwana (alto sax), Muhammad Dawjee (tenor sax), Athamacwera Ngcaba (trombone) and Nhlanhla Ngqaqu (bass). Forming part of the iPhupho L’ka Biko family are Pulane Mafatshe (vocals), Sive Mqikela (vocals), Koketso Poho (vocals), Sbu Mkhize (vocals), Moeketsi Kgotle (vocals), Tshiamo Nkoane (drums), Steve SA (drums), Nkululeko Khumalo (guitar), Josh Mokoena (piano), Lebohang Lebakeng (piano) and Godfrey Mntambo (alto sax), Duma Nkabinde (rapper) and many more (iPhupho L’ka Biko is an institution, a community). In the past years iPhupho L’ka Biko has ventured into collaborations with Makhafula Vilakazi (poet), Siyabonga Mthembu (vocalist) from The Brother Moves ON, Kinsmen, Hymphatic Thabs (legendary rapper) and Khaya Mahlangu (legendary saxophonist).
In collaboration with Brownswood Recordings, iPhupho L’ka Biko will in 2021 release a single which will be part of a compilation co-produced by Thandi Ntuli and Siyabonga Mthembu (Hymnself), the song ‘Abaphezulu’features Hymnself and Kinsmen. iPhupho L’ka will also release their much anticipated debut single ‘uThixo uKhona’ before the end of 2020.
Date – 01 April 2022
Time – 19h00
Venue – Selective Live
Ticket – R100
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