Sounds & Pictures


CD Paperstone Suite:: Bonga / Champion / Mwamba Trio::  released Sept 2016 on FMR – recorded Nov 2013

In 2012 / 2013 I was very lucky to take part in the tour of the RSC production of Julius Caesar, directed by Gregory Doran. This was an unbelievable adventure. The slide show below was put together by Master Kadialy Kouyate who one day happened to casually start doing a “my mama told me” rap in the band room. The next thing he came up with a melody, basslines and beats. In the first outing verses were delivered by actors Mark Theodore & Chinna Wodu and the tune was born. In this version the wordsmiths are Theo Ogundipe, Chinna Wodu and Gbolahan Obiesan.

 A video of Bra Tebs and his Seven for Seventy playing one of Jason Yarde’s great tunes

Some improv at Tagore in Obs, Cape Town, Feb 2012 – with Brydon Bolton & Claude Cozens

OnO – Orphy Robinson, NB, Otto Fischer with Raphael Robinson, Queens Head March 31st 2012 – Club Integral



No to Everything – a film by Boris Born & Ntshuks Bonga

Louis Moholo Unit in Milano, March 2012

Aperitivo in Concerto 4.3 Louis Moholo-Moholo Unit Live at Teatro

 Some blasts from the past – Amashwa by Tokolosho from album: Abo Bhayi

 Nocawe from the same album

Urban Precipice by Tshisa, from 1995 album Urban Ritual

 Ancient whispers from same album