Shabazz Palaces: Ishmael Butler.

At the recent UU mash up for First Thursdays we had the privilege of having Shabazz Palace’s Ishmael Butler in the house. A cosy night with artist, Zika Crowned presenting her visual art. Shabazz Palaces was in town for the Cape Town Jazz fest.

 

“It’s important to participate in culture, rather than author it” says Ishmael when asked about the connections between music and culture. Which rings quite true with the discussions that happen around the UU mashup space on a regular. Shabazz Palaces has also just released a single featuring Thaddilac off their upcoming album (Gangster Star), titled Shine A Light.

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Ishmael Butler with UU founder, Jason Storey

Ishmael Butler with UU founder, Jason Storey

Ishmael Butler and Zika Crowned.  

Ishmael Butler and Zika Crowned.  

Ishmael loooking around the UU space.  

Ishmael loooking around the UU space.  

(Matimu Rikhotso for UU)