Abantu Band

Bio

Abantu, which means the people, is a Pan Afrikan and Black Conscious Band that set about foregrounding Afrikan discourse in the creative scene. The band brings with it a wide array of creatives that have vast knowledge in the performance scene and Afrikan knowledge aiming at recentering Afrika at the heart of the performance.

Abantu band sets to put on a performance that narrates the history of the Afrikan people and artistic outliers of these communities using mediums of spoken word, live painting and music. From the earliest Sharan rock art (6500 BC) in Niger to Princess Magogo (1900). From ‘the magic of Malombo’ (Lefifi Tladi 2016) to the radical Marachera. From Kush and Nubia to Kemet. From King Khandakhulu to Barwa. The God of Okeke to the spirits of Orishas. The resilient spirit of Fela Kuti to the ever daring person of Lesego Rampolokeng. A Dumile Feni to Bra Long Lebogo. Medu Arts ensemble to Mihloti. We set out to journey the audience through the passage of Afrikan history from pre colonial times to very modern days.

What informs the content of Abantu Band is years of collective experience and love for Afrikan aesthetics.

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Abantu Band a ajouté 15 nouvelles vidéos

Abantu Band: Thaba Bosiu
Black Soul
Coltrane - Wise One (Abantu)

Vidéos

Povert Blue (Short Film)
Sample for Instrument building Workshop: Lehlohonolo Peega
Abantu Band: Thaba Bosiu
Abantu Band: Urban Black (composition by L. Peega)
CULTURE IN ANOTHER SOUTH AFRICA (CASA) - ‘Before Dawn’
Lehlohonolo Peega: Sasrim Presentation
Lehlohonolo Peega: Development of Moth Motif
PITSO FESTIVAL AFRICA CENTRE 19 JULY 1982
Lehlohonolo Peega interviews Thandi Ntuli: Thandi Ntuli - (Live at Jazzwerkstatt)
Cinema From Within: Reflection by Sive Mqikela and Lehlohonolo Peega
C. Achebe, W. Soyinka and L. Nkosi
Black Soul
Abantu
Abantu Urban Black
Coltrane - Wise One (Abantu)

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ZAJohannesburg, South Africa
Opérationnel depuis: 
2019

Contact

Lehlohonolo Peega

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