In October last year we launched the Chimurenga Chronic, a speculative newspaper set in May 2008, with The Forest and the Zoo – a Blue Notes tribute concert at the Drill Hall in Joburg.
Under the direction of composer/trumpeter Marcus Wyatt, some of Johannesburg’s leading jazz musicians explored Chimurenga Chronic themes such as history, exile and memory in their tribute to the freedom and prolific musical imagination of South African jazz legends, the Blue Notes.
Once the musicians came together to rehearse they soon realized the importance of keeping this project alive, and now they’re planning further explorations.
Check out the video from the event.
And get more info here.