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The Brother Moves On
“Ubu Never Loved Us"
The Brother Moves On react to “Ubu Tells the Truth” by William Kentridge. The lack of an effective offer of reconciliation by the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has left a deep sense of trauma and unrealized healing through justice in South African society.
The Brother Moves On celebrate the TRC as a “Total Refreshment Centre” with Mister Gold inviting us to a party of drinks, food and art (he has of course bought his own band and visual artist Pisquat). The performance theatre/concert set-up has been seen before (usually disastrous) but it kinda works here, though the above TRC concept is a bit concealed to the western eye.
The finale of Mister Gold saying goodbye ("because I'm rich"), regretting that not so much has come of the freedom (after Apartheid) but reminding us of the potential of a new generation, is actually pretty moving. Fun night with a "bite". Simphiwe Tshabalala: drums, vocals
Ayanda Zalakile: bass, vocals
Zelizwe Mthembu: guitar, vocals
Itani Thani: guitar, vocals
SiYabonga Mthembu: vocals
Nolan Dennis: visuals
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