Jacques Mushaandja and Tschuku Tschukus chant

02 Feb 2016 15:50pm
WINDHOEK, 02 FEB (NAMPA) - Jacques Mushaandja and the Tschuku Tschukus delivered a euphoric performance during the Acoustic Friday show at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) in Windhoek on Friday.
Mushaandja, a local musician, playwright, producer and actor, teamed up with local band ‘Tschuku Tschukus’ who produce live music with guitars, keyboards, traditional drums and saxophone.
The collaboration resulted in a compilation of southern African traditional music elements, jazz, ethno-vocal - music of different cultures, especially non-Western ones - soul and a fusion of ‘Shambo’ to produce “Afri-Chant”.
The live performances kept the audience on their feet. Muushandja and the Tschuku Tschukus were later joined on stage by renowned kwaito artist 'Mapps’ known for his hit song ‘Satufutu’ featuring Tesh, and performing artist 'Slickartie' and renowned radio personality Nunu Namises.
More than 100 people attended the live show.
Meanwhile, minutes before the show could start rain showers came pouring down on the audience seated in the open area of the La Bonne Table Restaurant at the FNCC where the show was staged.
Organisers then quickly moved the show inside the FNCC exhibition showroom, where the ‘Ghost Stories’ exhibition by Tina Schönheit is on display.
This provided the audience a chance to view the ‘Ghost Stories’ photography artwork while waiting for the band to re-assemble their instruments for the show. This took about an hour.
Mushaandja’s chanting and burning of incense sticks at the beginning of the performance blended in perfectly with the ‘Ghost Stories’ and seemed to have connected with the audience on a whole new level.
Many believe that chanting and burning of incense are paths to connect with the ancestry. The music and the “ghostly” images on the walls certainly brought people together in celebrating visual and performing arts.
Acoustic Friday takes place once a month with live performances by local and international musicians.