Thokozani Mhlambi / KCM Walker & Adam Lion / Mike H. Johnson
Thokozani Ndumiso Mhlambi, a musician, songwriter, and cultural pioneer, was born in South Africa on September 18, 1984. Mhlambi became well-known for his concert-lecture performances, which he began doing in 2016 at the Mazisi Kunene Museum in Durban. For this performance, in 2018, he was nominated for the National Institute for Humanities and Social Science Creative Prize. Mhlambi's "Amakholwa" series, a project to celebrate the accomplishments of early African composers, was included on AfroPunk's digital platforms that same year.
Mhlambi has created his own distinctive presentations that blend engaging performances with critical thought. He frequently does solo concerts on his baroque cello and vocals on stage. He frequently works with orchestras and groups in North America and Europe.
Featuring a supporting duo set from KCM WALKER on hurdy gurdy and ADAM LION on vibraphone, as well as MIKE H. JOHNSON with an improv pedal steel set.
Driven by interests in instrument building technology from the Age of Exploration, Renaissance ceremonial magic, Greek tuning theory, mensural notation, and calligraphy, K. C. M. Walker aims to produc...read more