8/27 Beams: Moabi
Moabi AFRICAN, JAZZ, WORLD MUSIC
Beams: a live online music series
Thursday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m.
Watch on ASU Kerr's YouTube or Facebook Live
Moabi Kotu is a dynamic recording artist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Born in Mafikeng and raised in Soweto, South Africa his musical passion started from his home, listening to his father's jazz, gospel, R&B and African music records. The music of Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Letta Mbuli, Caiphus Semenya, Brenda Fassie, Bayete, Mbongeni Ngema, Sankomota, Stimela, Dr. Victor and the Rasta Rebels, Lucky Dube and Blondie Makhene, among other artists from South Africa, influenced him heavily; these were the artists on the radio at that time in South Africa.
He currently has three albums, a debut entitled "Emakhaya," which means "home." His second album, "B.O.A.T.S" (Based On African True Stories), was just completed. once it's possible, Kotu will tour major cities in the U.S. and do a homecoming tour in South Africa. During lockdown, he took the opportunity to collaborate with musicians from Congo, Nigeria, Swaziland and South Africa to complete "The Collaboration EP," available online.
Join us for all of Moabi's amazing sounds and hear how jazz, African music, reggae and his experiences in South Africa and the U.S. have influenced this wonderful performer!
"As I travel the world, I want to inspire kids and everyone in the deep villages of Africa--every township--that their dreams are valid and they can be anything they want to be if they put their minds into it."
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