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Marcus Wyatt – Language 12 LIVE at The Music Kitchen

WHEN – 30 September 2015 / Doors open at 5pm, bookings for 7pm, show at 8


·         Siya Makuzeni

·         Marcus Wyatt

·         Romy Brauteseth

·         Melissa Van der Spuy

·         Justin Badenhorst

·         Fried Wilsenach

PRICE – R100 at the door

WHERE – The Music Kitchen

69 Mangold Street, Newton Park, PE

CONTACT – 041 364 1964 / 083 600 3690

Language 12 ‘Maji Maji in the Land of Milk & Honey’
‘Live, straight from the moon and other planets’..... Maji Maji,
an inner and outer stellar journey armed with music as both
the weapon and the cure

Marcus Wyatt’s music collective Language 12 return with their 2nd album Maji
Maji, the product of a collective of musical nomads whose crates of vinyl would
clearly be worth years of digging in, such is the astonishing range of influences.
Genre-defying can sound like cold fusion but Maji is no lab project.This is a
deeply spiritual and unfettered record that doesn’t so much break boundaries
as bend dimensions. Language 12 move with complete freedom, sometimes
with stealth, sometimes raw power but always with relentless invention.

Language 12 represents a different approach to South African Jazz –an
elusive sound that is moving forward, respectful of the past, whilst not being
afraid of twisting boundaries. The music moves to a more groove based
concept, with contemporary loop-based ideas and soundscapes interspersed
with unique live improvisations. Drum n Bass, Hip Hop, Afro-Jazz and sounds
from all over the South African musical map blended together in a fresh,
original sound that is hard to define .

Language 12 has notched up an impressive list of appearances including a
successful 4 city tour of India (a highlight being 2 performances at the famous
“BLUE FROG” club in Mumbai.) As well as the sub-continent , the project has
performed in Sweden, France, Switzerland, Mozambique, Angola and all
around South Africa. They also played to standing ovations at the Paris Jazz
Festival, Stockholm Jazz Festival, Cape Town International Jazz Fest,
Joy of Jazz Festival (Johannesburg) and Rio Loco festival ( Toulouse ,
France ).

Language 12 is //
Marcus Wyatt (trumpet , efx) , Siya Makuzeni (voice , efx)
Melissa Van der Spuy (keys , soundscapes) , Romy Brauteseth (bass)
Justin Badenhorst (drums) , Fried Wilsenach (sound design)

“The club hosts a rare appearance by trumpeter Marcus Wyatt’s
iconoclastic jazz group, Language 12. There’s a sense in which its
appearances are always protest concerts: protests against the
complacency, predictability and blandness of much of the country’s
alleged jazz. Yet although Language 12 sometimes ask their
audiences to travel with them down some chancy roads, and
contemplate some steep precipices, neither musicality nor
enjoyment are ever sacrificed. This is genuinely exciting music:
fresh riffs on ideas rooted deep in both world and South African jazz

Gwen Ansell - Business Day
“Moving with liquid ease between trip hop, R&B, standard jazz, bossa
nova and Brazilian-enriched Latin hybrids, South African-born
trumpet emissary, Marcus Wyatt, guides the way with his remarkably
adaptable style and tone that can be as agile and fine as a flute and
robust as a tuba.

The fact that he appears equally at home within standard and
contemporary styles, always having an artistic statement to offer,
always breathing life into whatever form he enters, has earned
Wyatt an enviable reputation among audiences and critics”

Language 12 – Trekking the Land of Milk & Honey 2015
• Sept 25 - Bannister Hotel , Johannesburg
• Sept 26 - The Chairman , Durban
• Sept 28 - Rhodes University , Grahamstown
• Sept 29 - NMMU , Port Elizabeth
• Sept 30 - The Music Kitchen , Port Elizabeth
• Oct 02 - Sterling High School , East London
• Oct 03 - Mystic Boer , Bloemfontein

“Elemental forces collide at the heart of this deep piece of work. We’re
pulled by gravitational emotions through a heavy rotation of dark,
crushing grief, heart-bursting joy and all colours in between. Maji Maji is
at turns intimate and symphonic, playful and brutal.”
Last update on this event: 22/09/2015
Event added: 15/09/2015
General Event Details
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth
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