South Africa celebrated its first democratic elections in April 1994, entering a new phase of its history. During that decade, an incredible new array of Jazz artists emerged in the country, exploring Jazz's role in the New South Africa.
Hilton Schilder "Email to the Ancestors" from No Turning Back (Mountain Records) 1:11
Tribe "New Tricks" from Our Language (Ready Rolled) 4:54
Carlo Mombelli and the Prisoners of the Strange "Ethical Sam's Cookery School" from I Stared into My Head (Instinct Africaine) 10:59
Marcus Wyatt "Mr Baloi -Part One" from Language 12 (Language 12) 15:52
Kesivan and the Lights "Breathe" from Brotherhood (Self-Released) 20:17
Mandla Mlangeni and Tune Recreation Committee "Ke TS.O.NA" from Voices of Our Vision (Mandla Mlangeni Music) 27:00
World music pioneer Adam Rudolph and his groundbreaking Go: Organic Orchestra join forces with Brooklyn Raga Massive to create the monumental new album, Ragmala – A Garland of Ragas (Meta Records). Ragmala bridges generations, cultures and traditions in a deep-rooted, forward-looking sound born of 21st-century innovation and hybrid voices. Epic in scale and ambition, the project features 40 world-class musicians including Gnawa master musician Hassan Hakmoun, legendary drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake, forward-thinking cornetist Graham Haynes, and tradition-blurring flutist...
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