Endless Daze Festival Interviews: Our five questions with The Brother Moves On

The Brother Moves On is a trail-blazing Johannesburg based band that is gifted with a good rapport with South Africans that love authentic, meaningful and hard-hitting live music. With a string of powerful and impactful releases under their belt such as The Golden Wake, The Black Tax 1: Shiyanomayini EP, a new myth and ETA, they have managed to build a solid audience locally and have caught the attention of live music lovers in the international arena. The band leader of the Brother Moves On, Siyabonga Mthembu, is part of groundbreaking jazz outfit, Shabaka and The Ancestors, which released Wisdom of Elders – a critically acclaimed album released through UK based label, Brownswood Recordings.

We caught up with Siyabonga Mthembu ahead of his band’s performance at the Endless Daze Festival happening next weekend. Check our conversation with him below.

Describe what you do and your artistry in five words.
Disrupt, praise, remind, search, lose control.

What is the one thing, lesson or experience do you want people to get from your music?
That South Africa has its own spiritual language, deities and consciousness and we need to remember this through ingoma nokungoma.

What is the one thing you love about performing for South Africans?
They get it and it’s vital to them.

You are performing at the Endless Daze Festival. What can we expect from your performance?
We have a new member, Mthunzi Mvubu, who is one of South Africa’s most prolific jazz horn man. He has the ability to make a horn sound like a synth.

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Image taken by Tseliso Monaheng. Follow him on Twitter here.

Where can people follow and support you online?
www.thebrothermoveson.com goes live on the 1st of November, in the meantime stream us on Bandcamp, follow us on Twitter – @MRGOLDISME  and @makongela. On Instagram you can follow us by using the following handles makongela and simzjazzinmoxion. The best bet right now though is our Facebook page.

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Catch The Brother Moves On rocking out on the Vans stage at 20:40 on the 2nd of November. Get your tickets here.

Featured image was taken by Tseliso Monaheng.

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