Destination South Africa (Part 1)
May 22, 2018
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international jazz musicians
who were inspired by Africa as well as music by jazz musicians from
Mali to Tunisia
Ethiopia to Zimbabwe
Now what about South African Jazz? Well, we left South Africa for last since it requires extensive attention as the country at the southernmost point of the continent is home to the most enduring and wide-ranging jazz scene. So much so that we'll need more than one episode to cover it.
Playlist "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ben Allison & Ted Nash )" 0:00 Pyeng Threadgill "Closer to the Source" from Bheki Mseleku Celebration on (World Circuit) 0:15 Host talk 6:12 "Vukani (Wake Up)" from Bheki Mseleku Timelessness on (Verve) 10:00 "Beauty of Sunrise" from Bheki Mseleku Beauty of Sunrise on (Verve) 18:36 "Nants' Inkululeko" from Bheki Mseleku Home at Last on (Sheer Sound) 24:07 "Star Seeding" from Bheki Mseleku Star Seeding on (Verve) 29:48 Host talk 36:06 "Timelessness" from Bheki Mseleku Timelessness on (Verve) 37:49 "Angola (feat. Marvin Smith, Michael Bowie & Eddie Parker)" from Bheki Mseleku Celebration on (World Circuit) 46:51 Host talk 54:11 "Umunyu" from Andile Yenana Who's Got the Map? on (Sheer Sound) 55:06 "The Finale" from Andile Yenana We Used to Dance on (Sheer Sound) 58:51 "Mr. Harris" from Andile Yenana Who's Got the Map? on (Sheer Sound) 1:01:55 "Umzi Watsha" from Zim Ngqawana Ingoma on (Sheer Sound) 1:06:34 Host talk 1:12:20 "You Think You Know Me" from Zim Ngqawana Zimology on (Sheer Sound) 1:14:21 Octet "You Ain't Gonna Know Me 'Cos You Think You Know Me" from Louis Moholo-Moholo Spirits Rejoice on (Ogun Records) 1:16:44 with Robert Wyatt "Sonia" from Mongezi Feza Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard on (Virgin) 1:24:07 Host talk 1:28:19 & The Spears "Ezilani" from Dudu Pukwana In the Townships on (Virgin) 1:30:00 's Brotherhood of Breath "Mra" from Chris McGregor Chris Mcgregor's Brotherhood of Breath on (RCA) 1:36:40 Host talk 1:41:38 "Grandmother's Teaching" from Johnny Dyani Afrika on (SteepleChase) 1:44:27
Over the past three weeks we've focused on Africa's influence on jazz music. We played music by