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Destination South Africa (Part 1)

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Over the past three weeks we've focused on Africa's influence on jazz music. We played music by international jazz musicians who were inspired by Africa as well as music by jazz musicians from Mali to Tunisia and from 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.

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Playlist

  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Bheki Mseleku "Closer to the Source" from Celebration on (World Circuit) 0:15
  • Host talk 6:12
  • Bheki Mseleku "Vukani (Wake Up)" from Timelessness on (Verve) 10:00
  • Bheki Mseleku "Beauty of Sunrise" from Beauty of Sunrise on (Verve) 18:36
  • Bheki Mseleku "Nants' Inkululeko" from Home at Last on (Sheer Sound) 24:07
  • Bheki Mseleku "Star Seeding" from Star Seeding on (Verve) 29:48
  • Host talk 36:06
  • Bheki Mseleku "Timelessness" from Timelessness on (Verve) 37:49
  • Bheki Mseleku "Angola (feat. Marvin Smith, Michael Bowie & Eddie Parker)" from Celebration on (World Circuit) 46:51
  • Host talk 54:11
  • Andile Yenana "Umunyu" from Who's Got the Map? on (Sheer Sound) 55:06
  • Andile Yenana "The Finale" from We Used to Dance on (Sheer Sound) 58:51
  • Andile Yenana "Mr. Harris" from Who's Got the Map? on (Sheer Sound) 1:01:55
  • Zim Ngqawana "Umzi Watsha" from Ingoma on (Sheer Sound) 1:06:34
  • Host talk 1:12:20
  • Zim Ngqawana "You Think You Know Me" from Zimology on (Sheer Sound) 1:14:21
  • Louis Moholo-Moholo Octet "You Ain't Gonna Know Me 'Cos You Think You Know Me" from Spirits Rejoice on (Ogun Records) 1:16:44
  • Robert Wyatt with Mongezi Feza "Sonia" from Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard on (Virgin) 1:24:07
  • Host talk 1:28:19
  • Dudu Pukwana & The Spears "Ezilani" from In the Townships on (Virgin) 1:30:00
  • Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath "Mra" from Chris Mcgregor's Brotherhood of Breath on (RCA) 1:36:40
  • Host talk 1:41:38
  • Johnny Dyani "Grandmother's Teaching" from Afrika on (SteepleChase) 1:44:27

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