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Zimphonic Suites

Label: Sheer Sound
Released: 2002
Track listing: Ingoma Ya Kwantu: 1. Invocation 2. Royal Drumming 3. Resolution Intlombe Variations: 4. Diviners Ceremony 5. Ebhofolo (This Madness) 6. Bantu (Rainbow Nation) Abaphantsi (Ancestry Suite): 7. Sad Afrika (A country without a Name) 8. Ode to Princess Magogo (Classical Composer) 9. Old Blues (Early Harmonic Devices) 10. Compassion (Ubuntu) 11. www.kwantuent.com (A.K.A Afrikan Continent) Ballroom Dance Suite: 12. Man and Women (Duality of Life) 13. Man (A Dying Father Figure) 14. Two to Tangle (Challenges of Life) Celebrations: 15. Chisa (Wedding Festivities) 16. Gobbliesation (In a Global Village) 17.Beautiful Love (It's All about Love

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Zim Ngqawana: Zimphonic Suites

Read "Zimphonic Suites" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz

At 20 years of age, Zimasile Ngqawana, did not know how to play a flute, a saxophone or a piano. At 42, he is a well-rounded multi-instrumentalist with plenty of upper crust jazz education and exposure to renowned characters such as Max Roach, Wynton Marsalis, and Abdullah Ibrahim, as well as transcontinental tours. After a few ...

Zimphonic Suites

Label: Sheer Sound
Released: 2001
Track listing: Ingoma Ya Kwantu: Invocation, Royal Drumming, Resolution; Intlombe Variations: Diviners Ceremony, Ebhofolo (This Madness), Bantu (Rainbow Nation); Abaphantsi (Ancestry Suite): Sud Afrika (A Country Without A Name), Ode to Princess Magogo (Classical Composer), Old Blues (Early Harmonic Devices), Compassion (Ubuntu); www.kwantunent.com (aka African Continent); Ballroom Dance Suite: Man and Woman (Duality of Life), Man (A Dying Father Figure), Two To Tangle (Challenges of Life); Celebrations: Chisa (Wedding Festivities), Gobbliesation (In A Global Village), Beautiful Love (It's All About Love).

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Zim Ngqawana: Zimphonic Suites

Read "Zimphonic Suites" reviewed by AAJ Staff

You can take the jazz out of Africa, but you can't take the Africa out of the jazz. From the opening notes, South African saxophonist/flutist Zim Ngqawana's third disc as a leader coveys a sense of revelation and discovery. Zimphonic Suites organizes itself around five musical capsules, each with its own specific flavor and color. The ...


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