Home » Jazz Articles » Radio & Podcasts » Celebrating Thembi Dunjana's 'God Bless Ikapa, God Bless Mzantsi'


Celebrating Thembi Dunjana's 'God Bless Ikapa, God Bless Mzantsi'

Click the play button to listen

We celebrated one of South Africa's most extraordinary piano talents this week with Thembi Dunjana. Dunjana has established herself as a star in Cape Town's rich jazz scene. Drawing upon varied inspirations that range from the American influences of John Coltrane Horace Silver, and McCoy Tyner to South African legends like Moses Taiwa Molelekwa and Bheki Mseleku. Dunjana released her Mzantsi jazz award-winning project Intyatyambo in 2020, winning best Best Jazz & Best Female Jazz in 2021. She is back in 2024, with her follow up sophomore project God Bless Ikapa. God Bless Mzantsi, A dedication to the the people of Cape Town and South Africa. The album was released through the US based Ropeadope Records in collaboration with AfricArise.



Support All About Jazz

Get the Jazz Near You newsletter All About Jazz has been a pillar of jazz since 1995, championing it as an art form and, more importantly, supporting the musicians who create it. Our enduring commitment has made "AAJ" one of the most culturally important websites of its kind, read by hundreds of thousands of fans, musicians and industry figures every month.

How You Can Help

To expand our coverage even further and develop new means to foster jazz discovery and connectivity we need your help. You can become a sustaining member for a modest $20 and in return, we'll immediately hide those pesky ads plus provide access to future articles for a full year. This winning combination will vastly improve your AAJ experience and allow us to vigorously build on the pioneering work we first started in 1995. So enjoy an ad-free AAJ experience and help us remain a positive beacon for jazz by making a donation today.


Radio & Podcasts

Tune in daily to hear the internet's top jazz programs including Mondo Jazz, Jazz Bastard, Spotlight On, Liner Notes, World of Jazz, Allston Boylston, One Man's Jazz, The Outer View, Neon Jazz, A Broad Spectrum, Bitches Brew and more. View our program schedule and check this week's JazzWeek Radio Chart.


Get more of a good thing!

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories, our special offers, and upcoming jazz events near you.