According to the Mail & Guardian, “Vuma Levin is destined to be one of South Africa’s greatest musicians”. Levin has been receiving significant accolades in local and international circles, and it’s easy to see why. “A thoughtful, intelligent improviser and bandleader, Levin is also a highly thought-provoking composer, one intent on exploring the music’s role in commenting on and shaping societal discourse” (All About Jazz). With a Master’s Degree in Jazz Guitar Performance from the Conservatorium of Amsterdam (cum laude), his fourth album as bandleader is Antique Spoons: Chapters on Love, Loss and the Politics of Memory. Having absorbed various cultural experiences, his music is a fitting blend of the sparse introspective qualities of the European musical tradition, the accessibility of popular music and the upbeat playfulness of South African music. The result is a sonic journey through Levin’s hopes and fears, both as a musician and a South African.
One of South Africa’s most promising guitarists and composers