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Dyertribe: Steve & Bokani Dyer + Izithunywa feat. Ndabo Zulu & Linda Sikhakhane

Sat, Jun 8, 1:00pm3:00pm

Black and white photo of a person wearing a cap, sitting at and playing the piano, behind them another person playing the saxophone.
Sat, Jun 8
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Great Lawn, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA + Google Map
(415) 543-1718


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Marking the 30th anniversary of South Africa’s first free, post-apartheid election, this double bill presents the perfect artists to celebrate the momentous occasion. Saxophonist Steve Dyer is one of South Africa’s most influential jazz artists, and his music was shaped by the revolutionary anti-apartheid movement. He performs with Dyertribe, his duo with his son, pianist/composer Bokani Dyer.

Black and white photo of Ndabo Zulu playing trumpet and Linda Sikhakhane playing saxophone behind him

They’re joined by the group Izithunywa featuring trumpeter Ndabo Zulu and saxophonist Linda Sikhakhane. With Bokani’s immersion in his Tswana heritage from Botswana and Ndabo’s passion for pre-colonial musical traditions of the Zulu (practices repressed by the apartheid government), both groups embrace an expansive aesthetic steeped in history while committed to investigating new sounds and forms.

Co-Presented with the Museum of the African Diaspora, the Bay Area residency includes a free talk and musical demonstration at MoAD: South African Jazz: A Musical Journey through Traditions and Time, Friday, June 7, 6:30-8pm.




This program is supported in part by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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