dumama + kechou is a Capetown-based duo formed in 2017. It was a time of intense socio-political upheaval in South Africa, coming off the back of student-led protests for free education and the wider societal striations those protests exposed. this period coincided with individual spiritual breakthroughs for the duo, signified by fruitful study and mentorship projects. buffering juju is their new album which is out now via Johannesburg’s Mushroom Hour Half Hour Label.
According to the press release, The duo describe their music as Nomadic Future Folk inspired by “cyclical song structures and chant making” and guest musicians appear from the African avant-garde (Siya Makuzeni from the SPAZA LP) and American free jazz scene (Angel Bat Dawid). You’ll hear traditional Xhosa instruments and found sound clips alongside synthesizers and loops made from homemade percussion instruments.