Sun, February 20th

Max Wild featuring Chiwoniso

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Doors 6pm
Show 7pm
Advance Price
Door Price $15

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
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"Creating a successful fusion of pop jazz and rootsy African music is tricky. Max Wild […] takes on this challenge with determination, chops and unwavering commitment, and the result is a rather remarkable recording." - Banning Eyre, Afropop.org

 

"Remarkable young saxophonist with Zimbabwean roots." - Mail & Guardian, South Africa

 

CHIWONISO

"An exhilarating new voice on the Afro-pop scene." "Evokes Marley at his best." - Village Voice


"Chiwoniso possesses the elegant expansiveness so typical of such African players as Hugh Masekela and West Nkosi." - Billboard

New York sax innovator Max Wild and Zimbabwe’s afro-soul diva Chiwoniso unite to create a soundscape that transcends cultural divides with their unique fusion of jazz, funk, and ancient Africa melodies.  Driven by the soulful sound of the saxophone and the mesmerizing textures of the mbira, the group is backed by the deep groove of an international all-star lineup from the United States and Zimbabwe. Wild’s spellbinding sound resounds with defiant strength and profound tenderness, finding its counterpart in Chiwoniso’s powerful vocals and rich mbira melodies. With saxophone melodies suggestive of the soul of Kenny Garrett and inspiration of Dudu Pukwana, coupled with vocals that recall the fire of Angelique Kidjo and the rebellion of Thomas Mapfumo, this duo embodies one of the most exciting cross-cultural collaborations in music today.


Performing material from Max Wild’s international break-through album ‘Tamba’ (ObliqSound) and Chiwoniso’s groundbreaking Cumbancha release ‘Rebel Woman’.

 

Max Official Website
Chiwoniso Official Website