In association with Concerts SA, young world music band The Sun Xa Experiment will be delivering a musical engagement with Durban’s artistic community through their innovative tour called the Jam 4 For Peace Tour.

Produced by Digging Thoughts, this Durban tour will run from the 29th October until 7th November, covering venues like Jazzy Rainbow (Morningside), Retro Bazaar (hosted at the Cool Runnings), Khaya Records (presenting a vinyl event and digital performance), the Side Bar, and Issy Geshen Home for the Aged

The Sun Xa Experiment is a musical circle that originally comprised of Blaq Faith, Page, Bunjoyi, Ras Irie and Oath. The experiment grew into exists during the year 2014 with the original idea was to sample and produce beats from African sounds. The journey was redirected when Blaq Faith and Page – both producers and beat makers – picked up Ndikho Xaba’s Sunsets studied and sampled it, and then presented it live with Oath playing keys and Bunjoyi adding vocals.

Later they were joined by percussionist Ras Irie, Gee Soul on saxophone, Lerato Seitei on electric guitar and Bopha Blackman on drums, Joel Masobe as the Sound Engineer, Sifiso Mabaleka in Photography and Dumisani Radebe their Content Manager which summed the whole Sun Xa Experiment.

The meaning of Sun Xa was taken from the khoi san origins where G! Xa Maq: means “Breathing the soul” in bushmen lingo. So Sun Xa Experiment simply means: “The Sun is Out”: a true fresh start of positivity.

The band aims to teach about the significance of preserving our history and re-creation, embracing our history and culture in revisiting our elders work within the broad artistic field, from fine arts to music to storytelling.

The Sun Xa Experiment tour is supported by the Music Mobility Fund, a funding mechanism administered by Concerts SA which offers opportunities for South African musicians to undertake live music tours.

Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian initiative housed under the auspices of the Stakeholder Hub within the SAMRO Foundation; it receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, the project aims to support live music in South Africa by finding and implementing ways to create a vibrant and viable live music circuit. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools. For more information please visit our website, follow @ConcertsSA on Twitter  or like us on Facebook.

Artist Links

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sunxaexperiment

Tumblr: www.diggingthoughts.tumblr.com

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/diggingthoughts

SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/diggingthoughts

Events Listing

Durban – Habesha Café [Concert]

Saturday 29th October – 5pm – No cover charge

Address: 141 Helen Joseph, 4001, Durban

Bookings: 076 046 2516 / habeshacafee@gmail.com

Durban – Retro Bazaar @ Cool Runnings [Concert]

Sunday 30th October – 6pm – R 30

Address: 49 Milne Street, 4001, Durban

Bookings: 081 804 0350 / thobekadhlomo@gmail.com

Durban – Are We Recording? [Studio recording & Interview]

Monday 31st October – 10am – RSVP required

Address: 198 Juniper Road, Berea, 4001, Durban

Bookings: 083 783 1949 / diggingthoughts@gmail.com

Durban – Side Bar [Concert]

Thursday 3rd November – 7pm – No cover charge

Address: 200 Florida Road, 4001 Durban

Bookings: 071 633 5526 / sarah@spiga.co.za

Durban – Khaya Records [Concert]

Friday 4th November – 5pm – R 50

Address: 63 Lilian Ngoyi Road, 4001, Durban

Bookings: 071 633 5526 / paul@khayarecords.com

Durban – Jazzy Rainbow [Concert]

Saturday 5th November – 8pm – R 80

Address: 93 Smiso Nkwanya Rd, Morningside, Durban

Bookings: 082 069 1313 / jazzyrainbow@mweb.co.za

Durban – Khaya Records [Concert]

Sunday 6th November – 3pm – R 50

Address: 63 Lilian Ngoyi Road, 4001, Durban

Bookings: 071 633 5526 / paul@khayarecords.com

Durban – Issy Geshen Home for the Aged [Concert]

Monday 7th November – 10am – No cover charge

Address: 2342 Ndlwana Rd, Durban. 4027

Bookings: 031 469 0247 / geshen@mweb.co.za