Shabaka & The Ancestors live at Locus festival, the 26th of July free entry in Locorotondo town

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Sunday, July 26, exquisite jazz combo Shabaka & The Ancestors, fronted by tremendous Shabaka Hutchings,
will be opening P.zza Aldo Moro in Locorotondo (BA), main square for the free shows at Locus Festival.
A great first weekend is now defined for Locus 2020, starting on July, 25 with Paul Weller at Masseria Mavùgliola,
and followed by many other renowned events, just like already announced Little Simz on the 1st of August.

After the incredible performance two years ago with The Comet is Coming, world jazz icon Shabaka Hutchings will be back at Locus with another of his incredible afro-futuristic adventures:  Shabaka & the Ancestors takes inspiration from South African jazz tradition, greatly represented by an ensemble of young South African musicians, opening their world to Shabaka’s polyhedric world between psychedelic music, free jazz, London’s urban influences and Sun Ra’s great inspiration.
After critically acclaimed debut “Wisdom of Elders”, the anticipation is high for the 2nd effort announced on legendary Coltrane’s Impulse Records.
2020 promised to be Ancestors year, just like 2019 has been The Comet is Coming’s one, with Locorotondo being once again a place of Italian attestation for King Shabaka.In the last five years, saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings has emerged as the main figure of London’s jazz scene;
His incredibly fresh, creative and open-minded approach merges in three music project –
Shabaka and the Ancestors, Sons of Kemet e The Comet is Coming – with whom he won countless awards, including:
2013 MOBO “Jazz Act of the Year”, 2014 “Paul Hamlyn Composer
Award”, 2015 Jazz FM Awards ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’, 2016 Mercury Music Prize
nomination, 2017 Jazz FM Awards ‘UK Jazz Act of the Year’, 2018 Jazz FM Awards ‘Jazz
Innovation of the Year’ and one Mercury Music Prize nomination the same year.
Shabaka & The Ancestors line-up:
Shabaka Hutchings – Tenor Sax and clarinet
Mthunzi Mvubu – Alto Sax
Siyabonga Mthembu – Vocals
Ariel Zamonsky – Double bass
Gontse Makhene – Percussion
Tumi Mogorosi – Drums