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Thabang Tabane, “Richard” Review

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Son of the late, legendary Dr. Philip Nchipi Tabane and heir to the malombo sound that he originated and pioneered in the early 1960s. Thabang has been touring the world, playing with his father’s band and other South African luminaries since he was 8 years old. Expanding on the exuberance of the South African music and sound with innovative hand drumming and modern syncopated bass lines, Thabang’s music is a celebration of life through musical resonances and rhythms. In Episode #136 we will feature the track “Richard.” Get ready to treat them ears to energizing music from South Africa.

“Thabang Tabane is an innovative composer and hand percussionist that is creating a modern take with a cross pollination of paths of traditional South African music with elements of jazz. The raw energy is exhilarating and will open your ears to the crossover energy of world and jazz.”
– Jeff Williams, Modern Jazz Today

Thabang Tabane (malombo drums, hlwahlwadi, toys & vocals)
Dennis Moanganei Magagula (djembe, hlwahlwadi & toys)
Sibusile Xaba (guitar & sounds)
Thulani Ntuli (electric bass guitar) 

Thaband Tabane Website

Label: Mushroom Hour Half Hour

Released September 14, 2018

Modern Jazz Today

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