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Vuma Levin

Born a South African and raised during the unstable interregnum years of Post-Apartheid South Africa, Guitarist Vuma Ian Levin's music is an attempt to interrogate conceptions of identity, nation, culture, power and being both globally and in the emergent, post 1994 South African Democratic project. First picking the guitar up at 14, Levin later received lessons from the South African Jazz guitar legend, Johnny Fourie. He completed a National Diploma at the Tswane University of Technology going on to be presented with the best Guitarist Award (2008). In 2009, Levin was selected as the guitarist in the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band, led by Feya Faku, which culminated in a performance at the Grahamstown Jazz Festival and later at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival

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Tijn Wybenga Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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First presentation of the 14-piece AM.OK (Amsterdams Modern Orkest) led by Tijn Wybenga, maker at BIM Productions. Tijn Wybenga (1993) made the transition from jazz pianist and arranger to composer, conductor and artistic director. After graduating he shook off his good side and now he writes intense musical, touching notes, rich and ripe, highly personal and ...

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Festival Jazz International Rotterdam 2018

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Festival Jazz International Rotterdam LantarenVenster Rotterdam October 26-28, 2018 As a jazz enthusiast strolling along the beautiful waterfront of Rotterdam, encountering the name Van Gelder almost seems too good to be true. Even though in this case, the name is found on a truck and refers to a corporation that sells ...

The Spectacle of an-Other

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Track listing: His Imagined Histories; On the Frontier; In the Interregnum; After Her; Stories; The Lingering Past Empowered; Naivety Lost and Found; For Feya.


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