Sisonke Xonti Quartet – International Jazz Day in Collaboration with the Centre for African Studies

04/30 17:00



Jazz from an African perspective – beyond Western ideologies and limitations.

The sax player Sisonke Xonti is one of important young voices of the South African jazz scene. Coined by jazz legends such as Ezra Ngucana, Mankunku Ngozi and Zim Nggqwana, he has long already been a popular sideman, who broke off his studies and made his hobby to his profession. His debut album «Lyonde» was issued in 2017 and was awarded as Standard Bank Young Jazz Artist of the Year in 2020. Xonti searches with his instrument for the tone and the voice of Africa, he moves between the rolling rhythm and melodies of Easter Cape and the sound of urban centres. On the occasion of the International Jazz Day, he presents his new music.


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the bird's eye jazz club
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Basel, Baselstadt 4051

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