Seba Kaapstad (ZAF/D)
JAZZ OF FOUR CONTINENTS
Seba Kaapstad is a multi-national neo-soul quartet comprised of a South African, a Swazi, and two Germans. They summon the most powerful manifestation of creativity: music that represents an idea. Their Mello Music debut album, Thina, takes its name from the Zulu word for “us.” It is a gorgeous halo of soul, encompassing several continents worth of sound, and obliterating the notion of genre. It is divined by artists whose lineage is riven with trauma and suffering. But like their ancestors, they endured. And only in this futuristic present could they reconcile the perseverance and turmoil of the past, using music to inspire unity and heal. They conjure beatific grooves that radiate with alluvial soul, celestial jazz, electronic experimentation and the polyrhythmic essence of Africa—marrow music that digs beneath your bones, seeping into your bloodstream and inner visions. You hear flashes of the greats: Badu, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Jill Scott, and the Things Fall Apart-era Roots. You might even hear the ethereal float of Frank Ocean or the glowing bliss of Flying Lotus and Thundercat. But like all stellar quartets, Seba Kaapstad is indivisible and made stronger by the sum of their parts. If the sonic roots lie in the tesseracts of eternal memory, Seba Kaapstad’s present-day genesis trace to 2013, the year that Sebastian Schuster arrived in Cape Town and immediately fell in the love with its rich cultural tapestry, legendary musical community, and artful chaos. He soon paired with the rest of the band—Zoe Modiga, Philip Scheibel (Pheel), Ndumiso Manana—developing the sort of telepathic chemistry that can’t be replicated or really even explained.
Zoe Modiga – voc
Ndumiso Manana – voc
Toni Farris – keys
Sebastian Schuster – bass
Philip Scheibel – electronics, perc
Linda-Philomène Tsoungui – drums
Admission:seating CZK 700, standing CZK 350, at the door: seating CZK 800, standing CZK 400. There is no need to reserve a seat when purchasing a seating ticket. No club discounts. Thank you for understanding.
Band website: www.kaapstad-music.com