Magic(noun) (noun adjective)
1) with or through skill, cunning , talent, advanced technique, artifice or precise craft and skill.
2) with or through complexity.
3) with or through the supernatural or quantum-mechanical
4) nor plausible or possible.
Manjik is a grammatical misconfiguration for the word magic – a colloquial term used by black South Africans to speak of the majestic, the beyond, a space where mysticism is not associated with fear.
Manjik personnel are prolific bandleaders in Johannesburg's live music scene, and international touring musicians who form the South African contingent of UK bandleader's Shabaka and the Ancestors.
Expect the thunderous and poetic rhythms of Tumi Mogorosi's rolling drums, next to the Makhene percussive legacy in the form of the youngest of the Makhenes in Gontse Makhene. The rhythm section is held together by African-Argentinian Ariel Zamonsky, with the remaining members being the prolific Mthunzi Mvubu, and the hypnotic vocals of the Brother Moves On frontman Siyabonga Mthembu.
Tumi Mogorosi – drums
Ariel Zamonsky – bass
Gontse Makhene – percussion
Mthunzi Mvubu – alto sax
Siyabonga Mthembu – vocals