Ubunye @Seven Arts – Friday 10th June 7pm £14/12

Ubunye

A special Friday jazz gig at Seven Arts as part of the Leeds Jazz Festival 2022.

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A joyous celebration and proof, should it be needed, of the creative energy and unity possible when cultures meet through the medium of music.” Steve Mead, Artistic Director, Manchester Jazz Festival.

The pounding rhythms of Africa blended with the explosive energy of a live band. This vibrant group of Zulu performers combined with seasoned musicians from the UK mix ancient tradition with contemporary flare. Ubunye deliver a soulful, goose bump inducing performance of original pieces cleverly fused with South African songs. It is a fantastic multi-cultural experience.

Ubunye is a vibrant seven piece Afro Jazz/dance band based Leeds featuring vocalists from Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa and a four piece rhythm section. The music is an inspirational blend of jazz, Isigqi-traditional Zulu music and Afro-pop. High energy African beats and traditional sounds morph into more contemporary musical styles, telling stories of human struggles with themes of universal resonance.

“In the moment, it seemed hard to believe that anything so propulsive and joyous could come to a halt. The same could be said about the applause and shouts that followed. No one who hadn’t heard them perform before could quite anticipate the ways in which Ubunye would be remarkable.” Wakefield Jazz

Ubunye @Seven Arts – Friday 10th June 7:00pm £14 full price, £12 concession, £7 for 25s and under, and under 16s come along free