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Encyclopedia > Louis Moholo

Louis Tebugo Moholo, born in Cape Town on 10 March 1940, is a South African jazz drummer. Missing image The central area of Cape Town as seen from Table Mountain. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in Leap years). ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jazz is a musical art form characterized by blue notes, syncopation, swing, call and response, polyrhythms, and improvisation. ... A drummer is a musician who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ...

He joined Chris McGregor's Blue Notes, and emigrated to Europe with them in 1964, eventually settling in London, where he formed part of a South African exile community that made an important contribution to British jazz. He has played with many musicians, including Steve Lacy, Enrico Rava, Roswell Rudd, John Tchicai, Archie Shepp, Peter Brötzmann, and Keith Tippett. Christopher McGregor (24 December 1936 – 26 May 1990), was a South African pianist, bandleader and composer. ... World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Steve Lacy (July 23, 1934 - June 4, 2004), born Steven Norman Lackritz in New York, was an innovative jazz soprano saxophonist. ... Enrico Rava (born August 4, 1939 in Trieste, Italy), is a jazz trumpet player. ... John Martin Tchicai (born April 28, 1936) is a Danish jazz saxophonist. ... Archie Shepp is an American free jazz saxophonist. ... Peter Brötzmann (born March 6, 1941) is a German free jazz saxophonist. ...


Philippe Carles, André Clergeat, and Jean-Louis Comolli, Dictionnaire du jazz, Paris, 1994

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Born in Langa, Cape Town in 1940, drummer and bandleader Louis Tebogo Moholo left South Africa in 1964 as a member of the Blue Notes with Chris McGregor (p), Mongezi Feza (tpt), Johnny Dyani (b), Nick Moyake and Dudu Pukwana (saxophones).
As a youth, Moholo was active with boy scout marching bands, and later performed on kit drums with Ronnie Beer's 'Swinging City Six'.
Acclaimed as a free form, avant garde drummer, Moholo is known for his polyrhythmic expression, and his work with an array of musicians, including Ornette Coleman, Archie Shepp, Keith Tippet, Irene Schwezer, Steve Lacey, Curtis Clarke, Cecil Taylor, and Derek Blakey.
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Moholo feels he is spurred on by hearing the voices of his departed colleagues.
Moholo sometimes had to make himself invisible, playing behind a screen if he was working with white players.
Wyatt and Moholo share a feeling that there are many layers to the question of exile, and that the issue runs deeper than the usual well-meaning expressions of sympathy for those denied a way home.
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