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Those Who Remained Behind, Part 2

Read "Those Who Remained Behind, Part 2" reviewed by Seton Hawkins

Many Jazz artists leave South Africa for exile in the 1960s and 1970s, but many remain behind, facing horrifying working conditions and oppression. In these two episodes, we'll explore their music and their efforts to resist apartheid within South Africa. Playlist Tete Mbambisa “Stay Cool" from Black Heroes (As-Shams Records) 1:58 Pat Matshikiza ...

Seasons, Masks And Keys

Label: Gallo Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Sekumanxa; Amaqhawe; Vula Mama; Imali Yami; Gqibele Nini?; Maxheqwana; Ma Afrika; Tribute; Sikiza; Tshona; Umthandazo

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Pat Matshikiza: Seasons, Masks And Keys

Read "Seasons, Masks And Keys" reviewed by Seton Hawkins

Seasons, Masks And Keys functions as a retrospective of pianist and composer Pat Matshikiza's career. It is a long-overdue attempt to bring more recognition to this highly influential, yet underrecorded figure in South African jazz. Although nobody questions his status as one of the genre's great figures, given his 1975 landmark recording Tshona!, Matshikiza recordings are ...

Tshona!

Label: Blue Note
Released: 1975


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