Ubu Never Loved Us

Ubu Never Loved Us

© Mbali Mthethwa


The Brother Moves On

“Ubu Never Loved Us”

  • Duration 1h 30
  • In English

Past Dates

Concert with The Brother Moves On on 16 July, 19:00 in the garden of the Haus der Berliner Festspiele

With their performance “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 in South African society. The Brother Moves On celebrate the TRC as a “Total Refreshment Centre”, a feel-good area. The set-up includes cushions, a masseuse and ice cream, water melons, snacks and drinks for the audience as well as music from the Apartheid era, played by a young generation of artists. The South African band’'s “Songs of Death” are inter-generational love messages from Johannesburg to Berlin.

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The Brother Moves On
Simphiwe Tshabalala drums, vocals
Ayanda Zalekile bass, vocals
Zelizwe Mthembu guitar, vocals
Itani Thalefi guitar, vocals
Siyabonga Mthembu vocals
Nolan Dennis visuals
Mmakgosi Kgabi stage management

Production: Berliner Festspiele / Foreign Affairs