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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #28: THE BROTHER MOVES ON

For Africa In Your Earbuds #28 The Brother Moves On mix Tumi and The Volume, Animal Collective, Just A Band, Gil Scott-Heron, Kay Ara + more.


Jo'burg based The Brother Moves On aren't easy to condense. The self-described "collaborative piece of performance art in the form of a band," often labeled by SA writers as 'afro space folk funk,' live in a highly-hybrid realm, compounding a vast number of genres and ideas in search of a sound with which to describe post-apartheid South Africa.

For this installment Africa In Your Earbuds The Brother Moves On offer a dense mix featuring tracks/reworkings from an ecletic cast: Tumi and The Volume, Animal Collective, Just A Band, Gil Scott-Heron and Kay Ara and an introduction that pairs audio from Neil Armstrong's moon landing with H.F. Verwoed speaking on apartheid.

Stream and download AIYE #28: The Brother Moves On "The Mothership" below! Shout out to Underdog for the cover artwork.

TRACKLIST

Intro. Neil Armstrong Landing on The Moon / H.F Verwoed Explains apartheid / Sikelela – The Brother Moves On (TBMO)

1. Kay Ara – Me Dough ft Lil Shaker and Yaa Pono

2. Afrique - Tumi and the Volume (TATV)

3. Quick as White – Animal Collective vs Kasai Allstars

4. C U L8r – TBMO remix of Motel Mari’s See You Later.

5. We babe mncane – Busi Mhlongo

6. Tingiza Kichiwa – Just A Band

7. Liberie – Neo Muyanga

8. Ba dutse – Neo Muyanga

9. You too Brutus? – Bateleur

10. Do do wap is strong in here – Curtis Mayfield

11. Mmalo We – Bayete

12. Undaunted spirit – Feya Faku

13. Mo Bophelong - Kwani Experience

14. Love and Peace – Quincy Jones

15. Whitey on the Moon – Gil Scott Heron

Previously on Africa In Your Earbuds: LV, BEN ASSITER [JAMES BLAKE'S DRUMMER]JAKOBSNAKE, CHRISTIAN TIGER SCHOOLSAUL WILLIAMSTUNE-YARDSMATHIEU SCHREYERBLK JKSALEC LOMAMIDJ MOMAAWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICAPETITE NOIROLUGBENGA, RICH MEDINA, VOICES OF BLACK, LAMIN FOFANA, CHICO MANNDJ UNDERDOGDJ OBAHSABINEBROTHA ONACIDJ AQBTJUST A BANDSTIMULUSQOOL DJ MARVSINKANECHIEF BOIMA

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