The Brother Moves On, the captivating South-African ensemble famous for masterfully drawing from past, present and future, performed at Le Guess Who? 2022 following the release of '$/He Who Feeds You…Owns You' via Shabaka Hutchings' Native Rebel Recordings. You can now listen to & relive the full performance.
There is a thread binding London and Johannesburg, of which internationally-acclaimed ensemble The Brother Moves On is part. Founded by artist Nkululeko Mthembu and his brother Siyabonga Mthembu, the collective (‘the most important band in the country’, says the Guardian) continues a lineage of South African protest music. It is 'a vessel of healing', says Mthembu.
Le Guess Who? Recordings
The publication of this recording is part of Le Guess Who?’s ongoing expansion of the festival’s recordings archive, with 70+ recordings from past editions now freely available online. It contains audio and/or video recordings of Sarathy Korwar, Asher Gamedze, The Master Musicians of Jajouka, Arooj Aftab, Mazaher, Suuns, Alabaster dePlume, The Microphones, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Aldous Harding, Deerhunter, Girl Band, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Neneh Cherry, Mount Eerie, Selda Bağcan and many more.
Recorded at TivoliVredenburg’s Pandora on Friday, 11 November 2022.
Recording and mix by Marc Broer
Special thanks to Matt Smith & Native Rebel Recordings
Photography by Lisanne Lentink