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This is a LIVE-STREAM show. There will be no in-person attendance. Ticket Purchase will get you a live-stream link. 2021 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival in partnership with Joburg City Theatres & Ndlela Music Presents Indaba Is Weekender – Live from The Lesedi at Joburg Theatre, Johannesburg INDABA IS newly composed improvised music and jazz created by South Africas blooming new school jazz scene and produced and managed by Creative Directors, award-winning pianist Thandi Ntuli and The Brother Moves On bandleader Siyabonga Mthembu.Friday February 26th Homage to our Roots features:Sibusile Xaba + special guests A Prayer for Healing AboMvelase ft Kinsmen, Pulane Mafatshe & Miseka GaqaZoom Room facilitated by Nduduzo Makhathini (Blue Note, The Ancestors) in conversation with two elders on getting blessings from the roots of this music of black origin in South Africa for the Indaba Project.Indaba Is a compilation of the freshest current South African improvised music and jazz (on Gilles Petersons Brownswood Recordings) is the third in a series of albums highlighting the dynamic global jazz scene.Like the cosmopolitan musical ferment in Johannesburg, this new compilation illustrates the many legacies each generation of musicians have inherited and features Bokani Dyer, Lwanda Gogwana, The Brother Moves On,Thandi Ntuli, The Wretched, Sibusile Xaba, The Ancestors and Iphupho likaBiko. Thandi Ntuli and Siyabonga Mthembu are an evanescent presence on each of the pieces, perfectly illustrating the role of musicians-turning-creative directors. Sibusile Xaba, the charismatic guitar savant reframes maskandi and the avant garde into his own humanist manifesto. With a vocal style that is part dreamscaping and part ancestral invocation, Xaba divines as opposed to plainly singing. Combined with a guitar style that is rooted in expressive picking, Xabas music shatters the confines of genre