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Wisdom of Elders

by Shabaka And The Ancestors

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    CD Track list:

    1. Mzwandile
    2. Joyous
    3. The Observer
    4. The Sea
    5. Natty
    6. Give Thanks
    7. Nguni

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    LP Track list:

    A1. Mzwandile
    A2. Joyous
    B1. The Observer
    B2. The Sea
    C1. The Observed
    C2. Natty
    C3. OBS
    D1. Give Thanks
    D2. Nguni

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  • **Limited Edition Signed** Wisdom of Elders Double LP
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    We have just 20 x copies of Wisdom of Elders signed by Shabaka Hutchings.

    LP Track list:

    A1. Mzwandile
    A2. Joyous
    B1. The Observer
    B2. The Sea
    C1. The Observed
    C2. Natty
    C3. OBS
    D1. Give Thanks
    D2. Nguni

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about

Wisdom of the Elders was recorded in Johannesburg in 2015 on one of many trips Shabaka Hutchings took there to immerse himself in the country’s rich musical heritage. The album is a psalm in nine parts. An episodic unfurling of a sonic journey across the Atlantic.

“The grand scheme of this album is to present the musical language that I normally associate with my UK bands in the context of SA musicians and musical sensibilities,” explains Shabaka Hutchings.

8 men in a studio in Johannesburg; one tenor sax, one alto sax, one trumpet. One on vocals, one on ivory, one bass, one on percussion and one the drums. 800 million voices. 700 years. Millions of bones cracking under the weight of 22 false free years. Innumerable tiny sparks. One uncontrollable blaze.

Shabaka Hutchings - Tenor Sax
Mthunzi Mvubu - Alto Sax
Mandla Mlangeni - Trumpet
Siyabonga Mthembu - Vocals
Nduduzo Makhathini - Rhodes, Piano
Ariel Zomonsky - Bass
Gontse Makhene - Percussion
Tumi Mogorosi - Drums

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released September 16, 2016

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