A Poetic Sextet (hereafter referred to as PS) is an ensemble of gifted, African artists who strive to enlighten others through the fusion of poetry, hip hop and jazz. The band is led by the spoken-words and mild-vocals of Nokwanda Zakiyyah Shabangu, who’s accompanied by the soulful sounds of Linda Sikhakhane on the tenor saxophone, Sthembiso Bhengu on the trumpet, Senzo Ngcobo on the trombone, Thembinkosi Mavimbela on the contrabass and Siphiwe Shiburi on drums.
PS re-creates and represents compositions which are guided by sight, sound and sanity. The pieces are treated with immense delicacy, performed with an essence of purity and communicated honourably to/for our ancestry. Sincerely paying homage to the artists who have left behind undiscovered masterpieces. Using artists such as Mama Miriam Makeba, Nduduzo Makhathini, Laura Mvula and countless other African musicians as points of reference, this music solidifies the evolution of our African identity.
PS: The Revolution is Imminent!