Spoek Mathambo’s Fantasma

  • Thursday | 12.03.15
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Fantasma, the latest project of South African innovator and creative pioneer Spoek Mathambo, is a five-man collective which weaves together electronica, hip-hop, traditional Zulu maskandi music, shangaan electro, South African house, psych-rock and punk to form a unique, original and fresh hybrid.

    The godfather of ‘Bacardi House’, producer DJ Spoko joins with former Machineri guitarist André Heldenhuys, drummer Michael Buchanan and maskandi multi-instrumentist Bhekisenzo Cele to complete the line up.

    Fused by Spoek Mathambo’s futurist vision, Fantasma pulls inspiration from all corners of South Africa: the sounds and spirits of townships and cities as well as the rural countryside. It is diverse not only in its membership but also in its forward-looking music, creating a sound entirely original, fresh, and unique and far greater than the sum of its diverse parts.

    The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.