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IzangoMa: Ngo Ma

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The first thing that needs to be said is: this is not a jazz album. Jazz is only one of many musical traditions, most of them South African, that coalesce to form IzangoMa's debut. The percussion-rich, horn-embellished, multi-layered blend weaves together kwaito, mbaqanga, township jazz, marabi, pantsula, mbube, Jamaican nyabhingi drumming, electronica and a whole lot ...


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Asher Gamedze: Turbulence And Pulse

Read "Turbulence And Pulse" reviewed by Chris May

South African drummer Asher Gamedze's Turbulence And Pulse is a magnificent, gutsy, stirring piece of work, authentic to its core. It resonates, almost without mediation, with Black American jazz as played by bands led by Charles Mingus and Art Blakey circa 1960. And therein lies a story, for Black South African jazz has seen its compass ...


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Long-Lost Paradigm-Shifting LPs By South Africa's Malombo Jazz Reissued

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Strut Records has reissued in LP format two long-lost classics of Black South African jazz, Malombo's Malombo Jazz (Gallotone, 1966) and Malombo Jazz Makers Vol. 2 (Gallotone, 1967). At the time of their release, the albums were in a symbiotic relationship with the country's emerging Black Consciousness movement. It would be hard to overstate the discs' ...



Label: Unknown label
Released: 1978



Label: Atlantic Records
Released: 0


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