Calling all fans of the multiple award-winning UK artists, Bonobo.
He is heading to South Africa for a one night live show.
Bonobo, a multiple award-winning UK artist, is heading to the Mother City.
Are you ready?
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After a sold-out 2019 tour, the British musician, producer, and DJ Bonobo will be in Cape Town on Friday, 24 March 2023 to perform a one night live show as part of the ‘Fragments Live tour 2023’ with his 6-piece live band at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Bonobo’s rise has been stealthy but unstoppable, and Simon Green, the man behind it all, is now one of the biggest electronic artists of our time!
He debuted years back with a trip-hop aesthetic and has since ventured into more of an upbeat approach while experimenting with Jazz and World Music.
Green’s career includes 7 Grammy nominations and playing to 2 million people for the tour supporting his 2017 album Migration.
The album reached #1 on Billboard’s Dance album chart and hit Top Ten positions in several countries. He is also a favourite mainstage performer at the world’s greatest music festivals. He has worked with Erykah Badu, Ólafur Arnalds, and Jon Hopkins, and remixed artists including Michael Kiwanuka, Gorillaz, and George Fitzgerald.
His latest album, ‘Fragments’ is the most emotionally intense record that Bonobo has ever made. The album features Jamila Woods, Joji, Kadhja Bonet, Jordan Rakei, O’Flynn, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.
Born first out of fragments of ideas and experimentation, the album was fused in a burst of creativity fueled by collaboration and Green’s escape into the wild. The album is full of tension and release on an intimate and elemental scale.
Where previously Green had always written while on the move with performances, this time he had to fight to get it out, in isolation, as the world changed around him. He started to pull back into himself – and for the first time, crucially, he wasn’t writing new music as he travelled the globe.
He wrestled with feelings he found hard to express. But slowly, he found inspiration as he sought refuge in the great expanses of wild nature outside his adopted home of Los Angeles.
“Finding the places that were alien and unique and awe inspiring,” he says, even if that meant escaping on a solo voyage to Death Valley on what would turn out to be the hottest day in its history.
‘Fragments’ is the sound of both struggle and isolation – personally and collectively – and of a surging, joyous return: a gorgeous reminder of how out of struggle and disillusionment, creativity and hope can emerge at the most unexpected moments.
Green’s work has amassed a cult following around the globe, collaborating with various musical heavyweights solidifying his presence on the electronic music scene.
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