big thief – npr tiny desk concert (2016)
thabang tabane – nyanda yeni (2017)
We are proud to present the official music video for Nyanda Yeni, the first single of Thabang Tabane’s upcoming debut solo album, Matjale.
The music video, directed and edited by StraitJacket Tailor, is composed primarily of archival footage taken from apartheid-era cinema from South Africa. The images are borrowed from 1950s films and variety shows with some footage for 1970s propaganda films endorsing the notion of ‘separate development’. By taking apart old apartheid-era films and their fallacies of coonish fantasy, it slices and splices them in order to re-order their meanings. In other words, it subverts. Taking us for a loop. Also included in the film are short video clips of the legendary, late Dr. Philip Tabane performing, creating an arch that links father and son in life, love and malombo.
The archival clips are choreographed in a loop emulating the spinning of a record on a turntable, but also the vertiginous séance-like spin of a dance or chant for rain.
StraitJacket Tailor is a record collector, archivist, and award winning documentary film director/producer.
Nyanda Yeni is now available on most digital platforms.
The album, Matjale, drops digitally, on CD and on vinyl on Friday, the 14th of September, 2018.
Credits for Music Video:
Produced by Sifiso Khanyile and Boxcutter Studio
Directed and edited by #StraitJacket Tailor
Credits for Track:
Nyanda Yeni by Thabang Tabane
Music composed and arranged by Thabang Tabane
Lyrics from Traditional Song
Performed by Thabang Tabane (malombo drums, hlwahlwadi, toys & vocals), Dennis Moanganei Magagula (djembe, hlwahlwadi & toys), Sibusile Xaba (guitar & sounds) and Thulani Ntuli (electric bass guitar)
Produced by Thabang Tabane, Andrew Curnow & Dion Monti
Recorded by Andrew Curnow & Nhlanhla Mngadi
Mixed by Dion Monti & João Orecchia
Mastered by Norman Nitzsche at Calyx Mastering
Recorded live at the Tabane household, Mamelodi on 28 August 2016.
Executive Producers and A&R – Lindokuhle Nkosi, Chumisa Ndakisa & Andrew Curnow
Lovingly presented to you by Mushroom Hour Half Hour
gaivln keiln live at edge of wrong festival, cape town 2018
Rhea Dally and Freya Edmondes. 🖤
Onverwacht stijl icoon
Love her look. Cool old lady
yazoo – only you (1982)
jean margaret henderson – can you whistle… in your throat? (1931)
fifty shades of walken (2017)
debbie harry in videodrome (1983)
big thief – mary (2017)
Big Thief’s album Capacity is definitely a strong contender for my favourite album discovered this year. Listen to the whole thing HERE.
mario batkovic – ineute finis (2017)
Swiss-Bosnian accordionist Mario Batkovic performs his own composition “Ineute Finis” at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, April 16th 2017.
r.i.p. philip tabane
psychic tv – are you experienced (1981)
childish gambino – this is america (2018)
the lemonheads – keep on loving you (reo speedwagon) (1996)
Possibly the best bad cover ever.
colourbox – the moon is blue (1985)
dave berry – the crying game (1964)
keaton henson – you don’t know how lucky you are (2010)
edge of wrong 2018 starts tonight in cape town!
Details of performances and workshops at www.edgeofwrong.com.
the pogues – love you ’til the end (1996)
the be good tanyas – human thing (2006)
velly joonas - stopp, seisku aeg! (1983)
the bees – winter rose (2010)
otis redding – these arms of mine (1962)
jennifer warnes – let the sunshine in (1969)
barbara dane & chambers brothers – i am a weary and lonesome traveller (1966)
lotte reiniger: homage to the inventor of the silhouette film (1999)
Thanks to Anette Hoffmann for sharing this with me.
karen dalton – same old man (1971)
magnetic fields – the book of love (1999)
bill hicks on the evils of marketing (1994)