Ashanti Tribe

Film  /  Jazz

Ashanti Tribe is a movement initiated by pianist and composer, Nobuhle Ashanti. A seasoned performer and student of music, Nobuhle launched her project in 2018. Growing up within Cape Town’s music industry, Nobuhle has been exposed to various authentic South African music genres (and sub-genres). Learning rich histories of the South African people came along with her music education, naturally, through studying legendary artists and their music. Thus, the fundamental concept of her project/movement “Ashanti Tribe” is to gather different artists, and together, celebrate heritage and heal – along with listeners.

  • Ticket Price: R90.00
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Duration (minutes): 45-50
  • Ages: All Ages
  • Release Date: June 23, 2022 00:00 - July 31, 2022 23:59
  • Language: English

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Nobuhle Ashanti
Kurt Bowers
Jodi Fredericks
Shaw Komori
Sean Sanby
The Blue Room
Concerts SA
Couch Concerts SA
Azeez Stemmet


Nobuhle Ashanti:
Nobuhle Ashanti (23) is an artist and radio personality from Cape Town, SA. Her creative disciplines include jazz piano, classical violin, music composition and arrangement. From the early age of 10, her music education developed vigorously through Beau Soleil Music Centre – studying classical violin – as well as various legendary youth music programs i.e The Little Giants, Sekunjalo Youth Program, Grahamstown International Youth Jazz Festival (to name a few) excelling in jazz style piano.
Her debut album, “Bait For Steps Forward”, recorded at Concept Records is to be released online along with “The Making Of” Documentary to be premiered at The Labia Theatre on June 4th 2022.
Kurt “Kurtie B” Bowers:
Kurt studied drums and percussion at the South African College of Music, UCT. During and after his studies he’s been vigorously involved in performance and teaching. In doing so, he has developed an exceptional reputation as a session drummer for so many local artists and collectives.
“Kurtie B” has performed on both local and international stages such as: Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Beijing World Tutti festival, V&A Waterfront amphitheatre, Jazz in the Native Yards, Oslo Jazz Festival, Sweden, West End, The Artscape, Baxter Theatre – to name a few.
Kurt was selected for the Standard Bank National Schools Big Band (2012) and the Standard Bank National Youth Band (2016) in Grahamstown (National Arts Festival). Kurt still has a fresh journey ahead. He thrives and dedicates himself to each performance and opportunity not only through his gift but work ethic too.
Jodi Fredericks:
Singer, songwriter and educator Jodi Fredericks is no stranger to several of South Africa’s most renowned stages. She has performed at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) several times, Jazz on the Rocks and the annual Cape Town Jazzathon, run by Craig Parks. In 2019, Jodi was crowned the winner of the Grand West Open Mic Jazz Competition.
Jodi graduated at the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town in 2019 with a BMus Honours in Jazz Performance, majoring in Jazz Vocals. In her pursuit to further her education she entered the SAMRO foundation Overseas Scholarship competition in 2019 where she was selected as one of 6 semi-finalists in the country and went on to receive the merit award.
Shaw Komori:
Shaw Komori (23) is a Japanese-born South African trumpeter based in Cape Town, SA. Since the start of his studies at the South African College Music (Majoring in Jazz Performance) he has been involved in many youth jazz ensembles and jazz programmes around Cape Town. Shaw had also spent time overseas studying jazz performance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Having been exposed and involved in Big Bands for the last 12 years, Shaw had played as Lead Trumpeter for the UCT Big Band from 2017 to 2020, and had taken the position of manager of the band from 2018 to 2020. He is currently a member of the Mike Campbell Big Band.
Sean Sanby:
Sean Sanby has been performing on the Cape Town jazz scene for a number of years. He has completed a degree in Jazz Performance at SACM (UCT) studying under Hein Van de Geyn (NL) and Shaun Johannes (SA). Sean recently finished an 18-month tour with the International Tour of Matilda the Musical where he has been playing bass and continuing to develop his sound composing and producing music. In 2020 to release his debut album “Out of the Candlelight”.
Sanby has played all over South Africa as a side man, performing at various festivals such as Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Joy of Jazz, Zakifo Festival and Bushfire Festival.Sean has toured and performed with local and international artists such as: Mandisi Dyantyis, Nomfundo Xavula, Zoe Modiga, Nicky Schrire, Tuur Florizoone(BE), Frank Paco (Moz), Steve Newman, Lucas Senyatso, Mandla Mlangeni, Ian Smith, Adelia Douw, The UCT Big Band, the Sekunjalo Edujazz Big Band, The Delft Big Band, CPYO, CPO and many more.