More Fufu! – Top Swiss Drummer Dominic Egli returns for SA Tour with Plurism and Feya Faku
Following their first two releases, Untitled Yet and Fufu Tryout, the inventive and multi-faceted
Described as a ‘colourful declaration of love to Africa’, More Fufu! pays
Drummer Dominic Egli is both versatile and extremely energetic. He has been said to have a style which encompasses a dynamic spectrum, from full-throttle power to an airy intimacy. His influential compositions are deeply rooted in the jazz tradition and have seen him play with numerous international acts, as well as bands from his native Switzerland.
Feya Faku is one of the most respected artists on the South African jazz scene and has also found international acclaim, playing at festivals and clubs from the USA to Europe. He has released multiple albums and his trumpet has found its way into collaborations with such luminaries as Abdullah Ibrahim, Bheki Mseleku and Winston Mankunku Ngozi. Faku
Aged just 26, double bassist Fabien
Ganesh Geymeier is one of the prominent faces of Switzerland’s young generation of jazz musicians. Geymeier has not only made a name for himself with his own successful personal projects; Holunderblüten, That Pork, Bad Resolution, but has been celebrated internationally with the Swiss/South African band The Rainmakers. His voluminously flexible sound, powerful lines which oscillate between hymnic and ecstatic-effervescent passages, deep musical
Plurism’s More Fufu! tour
The collective then moves south for a performance at Fort Hare University Music Department, East London, on Saturday, 16 Decemb
Heading back up the coast to Durban, Plurism performs at The Chairman, a venue fast becoming one of Durban’s best-kept secrets, on Sunday, 17 December. The band will also share some of their expertise with fellow musicians, young and old, in a free workshop organized by Mfana Mlambo on Monday, 18 December.
The ensemble returns to the Eastern Cape on Tuesday, 19 December when they perform at the Steve Biko Centre in the Ginsberg Township of King William’s Town. The Centre focuses on translating global interest in the legacy of anti-apartheid activist Bantu Stephen Biko into a development resource for the region.
They then play on Wednesday, 20 December at Lunga’s Jazz Place in Port Elizabeth, Feya Faku’s home town.
Concluding the tour on Thursday, 21 December, Plurism will perform at the Slave Church in Long Street, Cape Town. This historic building is the oldest mission church in the country and the third oldest church of any denomination to hold its original form.
Plurism’s SA Tour is realised with financial support from Ville de Lausanne, Canton de Vaud, Pro Helvetia, Suisa Foundation, Schweizer Interpretenstiftung & Kultur Stadt Bern.
PLURISM – TOUR DATES – DECEMBER 2017
Friday 15 December – The Orbit, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Bookings: +27 (0) 81 53 42 867 / +27 (0) 11 339 66 45 / email@example.com￼
Saturday 16 December – Fort Hare University Music Department, East London
Tickets: R100 normal, R20 University music students, R50 pensioners.
Sunday 17 December – The Chairman, Durban.
Tickets: R150 Admission fee per person, deducted from food & drinks bill
Bookings: 079 753 6313 / firstname.lastname@example.org￼
Tuesday 19 December – Steve Biko Centre, King William’s Town.
Tickets: R100 at the door / pre-sales R90 at Steve Biko Centre until 10 December
Bookings: Xolani – 043 – 605 6700 or email@example.com￼
Wednesday 20 December – Lunga’s Jazz Place, Port Elizabeth
Thursday 21 December – Slave Church, Cape Town