Jazz From South Africa - Hugh Masakela, Abdullah Ibrahim, Johnny Dyani (1960 - 1978)

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The brutal repression of the subversive mixed-race jazz subculture in South Africa led to the emigration of several important musicians whose work in the United States and Europe helped focus the world's attention on the apartheid regime in the 1960s and 1970's. Prominent among the emigres are pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, who originally recorded as Dollar Brand, trumpeter Hugh Masekela and bassist Johnny Dyani


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • The Jazz Epistles "Vary-Oo-Vum" from Jazz Epistle, Verse 1 (Celluloid) 3:53
  • Blue Notes "Dick's Pick" from Township Bop (Proper Records) 8:55
  • Host speaks 12:18
  • Hugh Masekela Quartet "Abangoma" from The Lasting Impressions Of Ooga Booga (MGM) 13:47
  • Dollar Brand / Abdullah Ibrahim solo "African Sun" from African Sketchbook (Enja) 17:43
  • Host speaks 24:52
  • Abdullah Ibrahim Quintet "Mannenberg" from Mannenberg Is Where It's Happening (The Sun) 28:40
  • Host speaks 42:07
  • Johnny Dyani solo "Ntyilo, Ntyilo, Take 1" from Withdoctor's Son (SteepleChase) 45:02
  • Johnny Dyani Quartet "Song for Biko" from Song For Biko (SteepleChase) 48:55
  • Johnny Dyani Sextet "Mbizo" from Withdoctor's Son (SteepleChase) 53:42
  • Host Outro 56:59

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