Louis Moholo

Louis Tebugo Moholo, a South African jazz drummer, was born 10 March 1940 in Cape Town. He founded The Blue Notes along with Johnny Dyani and Chris McGregor. They emigrated to Europe in 1964 with them. He eventually settled in London where he was part of an exile South African community that contributed significantly to British jazz. He was a founding member of Viva la Black, and The Dedication Orchestra. Spirits Rejoice, his first album, was released on Ogun Records. It is a classic example for the combination of British players and South African musicians. Moholo was also part of Assagai, an afro-rock group in the 1970s. Moholo has performed with many musicians including Evan Parker, Steve Lacy and Roswell Rudd. Moholo was back in South Africa in September 2005 to perform with George Lewis at UNYAZI Festival of Electronic Music, Johannesburg. Because the name Louis Moholo Moholo-Moholo is more authentic to his ethnicity, he now goes by the name Louis Moholo Moholo. From Wikipedia

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