Wire Magazine #444 Feb '21 feat. Thandi Ntuli & Siyabonga Mthembu

Wire Magazine #444 Feb '21 feat. Thandi Ntuli & Siyabonga Mthembu

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South Africa’s new jazz generation: Thandi Ntuli, Siyabonga Mthembu, Bokani Dyer, Siya Makuzeni and others are at the forefront of a vibrant and booming South African jazz scene, as illustrated by two new compilations. By Francis Gooding

Mamer: The Chinese multi-instrumentalist resists categorisation and canon via his continually evolving music. By Josh Feola

The Primer: Carla Bley: The ambitious and highly versatile pianist, composer and collaborator has been blowing minds for over 50 years. Daniel Spicer presents a user’s guide to her body of work

Invisible Jukebox: Mark Fell × Rian Treanor: UK electronic music’s esteemed father and son duo test each other with a mystery record selection

Hiele: Squiffy electronics and milky piss from the Belgian composer. By Louis Pattison

Altın Gün: Amsterdam based outfit bring Turkish tradition to the dance. By Daniel Spicer

Rob Noyes: Tokyo via Massachusetts, fingerpicking via punk for the guitarist/composer. By Tony Rettman

Kikimore: The non-hierarchical Ljubljana collective Do It With Others. By Abi Bliss

Unlimited Editions: Jazz In Britain

Unofficial Channels: Philly Hiphop Radio Freestyles

Global Ear: Our regular column continues to report on music in the time of pandemic. This month: broadcasting in Brazil and solidarity radio in Tblisi, Georgia

The Inner Sleeve: Elvin Brandhi on a Haunter Records album launch

Epiphanies: King Britt on the everlasting influence of Mwandishi

Print Run: New music books: Andrew Weatherall, Los Angeles noise, an obstinate clot, and more

On Screen: New films and DVDs: John McDermott’s Music, Money, Madness... Jimi Hendrix In Maui; David Bernabo’s Just For The Record: Conversations With And About “Blue” Gene Tyranny

On Site: Recent art shows: Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abbou-Rahme; I Should Be Doing Something Else Right Now at Somerset House

On Location: Recent live events and streams: Infrequent Seams Streaming Festival, Nicole Mitchell, Radiophrenia 2020, Nyege Nyege Festival, and more