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What: 🎵 Asher Gamedze: A Semblance Unit

Asher Gamedze: A Semblance Unit


Where: 🕳 196 Victoria

How much:

🎟️ R120.00Quicket

Asher Gamedze: A Semblance Unit In the wake of two albums with his quartet – Dialectic Soul (2020) and Turbulence and Pulse (2023) – and touring that project in South Africa and extensively across major festivals and venues in Europe on the back of some critical acclaim (such as rave reviews in the New York Times – no.4 on their top ten jazz albums of 2020 list – and Pitchfork’s generous rating of 8/10), Asher Gamedze is happy to be back on the ground floor with a new project!

A Semblance is a new band. An experiment, a group in search of new and old dreams and new and old pathways into and through sound. New tunes, concepts and new and old spaces for improvisation. A semblance of groove. A semblance of freedom.The assembled are idiosyncratic musician-friends that Asher has gotten to know and has played with in various projects – those of his own and others’ – over the years as a working musician in Cape Town both above and underground. Ru Slayen, Zwide Ndwandwe, Nobuhle Ashanti and Keegan Steenkamp; A Semblance is a band of many leaders and the approach to the music resembles this. Each player having the freedom to activate, agitate, expand, extend and initiate based on Gamedze’s concepts and tunes.

Come and join the search!