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Playlist of South African Jazz

  • Unlimited Praise African gospel Jazz


    African gospel Jazz

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  • South African Jazz Greats Grassroots


    South African Jazz Greats Grassroots featuring Dave Reynolds, Louis Mhlanga

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  • South African Jazz Greats Steve Dyer


    South African Jazz Greats Steve Dyer

  • South African jazz band MABUTA LIVE in Cape Town


    MABUTA performs their track Bamako Love Song live at the Raptor Room while on tour in November 2019.
    Shane Cooper - bass and composition
    Bokani Dyer - keys
    Sisonke Xonti - sax
    Marlon Witbooi - drums
    Robin Fassie - trumpet

    Big thanks Owen Wilson for filming and editing the video!
    Thanks to the Raptor Room for being such a great venue!
    Shoutout to Andy/A11 and Future Nostalgia for helping put the night together!


    This live version is out now on Kujua Records, available on all streaming platforms
    The original studio version is available on the album Welcome To This World.
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  • Jonas Gwangwa - Kgomo


  • South African Jazz - Zacks Nkosi - Klipspruit.


    A track by the late Saxophonist Zacks (Isack) Nkosi, he was born in Alexandria on the Western Cape in 1925, and died in 1980.

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  • African Jazz Pioneers Live Part1


    The best of South African Live jazz on the John Player Jazz Music Special.

  • ???? Nomvula Saxophone Instrumental ????


    Nathi- Nomvula (South African Song) Saxophone Cover by OBrien Alaribe (Obreezy)
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  • The Island Friends - South African Jazz


    bakithi kumalo - Bass
    morris goldberg - Sax
    gezim sherifi - Drums
    rashid lanie - Keys

    live @ Pentimento, Stony Brook, NY

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  • South African jazz band - MABUTA - Log Out Shut Down


    MABUTA performs their song Log Out Shut Down live in studio for Kujua Records.
    MABUTA is:
    Shane Cooper - bass, composition
    Bokani Dyer - keys
    Sisonke Xonti - tenor sax
    Marlon Witbooi - drums
    Robin Fassie - trumpet

    Recorded at High Seas Studios in July 2019 by Jacques du Plessis.
    Filmed by Julia Ramsay, Antoinette Engel and Rushforth Network :

    Audio Mix and Video Edit by Shane Cooper

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  • The Drive - South African Jazz Groove - Victor Kiswell Archives


    Superb afro jazz funk Ain't Sittin' Down Doin' Nothing by The Drive, 1975.

  • African Jazz Pioneers : Ten Ten Special


  • African Jazz Pioneers




    'King Kong - A Jazz Musical' - Original London Cast Album
    Released September 28th 2018.
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    'King Kong' was a pioneering South African musical inspired by the life and death of the heavyweight boxing champion Ezekiel Dlamini. Billed as a 'Jazz-Opera', 'King Kong' featured music by Todd Matshikiza and lyrics by Pat Williams. The production was first staged at Johannesburg's Witwatersrand University Great Hall, opening on February 2nd 1959 and went on to take South Africa by storm. Nelson Mandela attended the opening night and is on record as highlighting the show as his favourite musical. The original South African production starred Nathan Mdledle, Ruth Nkonyane, Dan Poho and Miriam Makeba, helping launch Makeba's international career.

    West End theatre impresario Jack Hylton was determined to bring the ground breaking South African musical to London, insisting that as many of the original cast members as possible transfer with the production. 'King Kong' subsequently opened at London's Princes Theatre on February 23rd 1961 and ran for 201 performances. Critics praised 'King Kong' for its inventive staging, stand out performances and vibrant score and despite initial plans for a Broadway transfer, these failed to materialise.

    In more recent times, 'King Kong' has been recognised for the pioneering role the production played in breaking down racial barriers, defying the colour bar and uniting black and white South Africans at the height of the apartheid era. In 2017 the musical was profiled by BBC Radio 3 and later revived in South Africa by the Fugard Theatre Company.

    Stage Door are pleased to debut the Original London Cast recording of 'King Kong' on CD. The recording is complemented with selections from the Original South African Cast recording, including many songs that were subsequently cut from the London production. The CD concludes with a handful of bonus tracks including pop covers of 'Back Of The Moon' and 'The Earth Turns Over' by Elaine Delmar and a jazz instrumental of the show's title song by Terry Lightfoot's New Orleans Jazzmen.

  • South African Jazz Curry


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    South African Jazz Curry · Stanley Sagov

    Layers of Jazz Memory

    ℗ 2009 Stanley Sagov

    Released on: 2009-01-01

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  • South African Jazz Curry


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    South African Jazz Curry · Stanley Sagov

    We Still Remember the Future

    ℗ 2009 Stanley Sagov

    Released on: 2009-10-01

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  • Caiphus Semenya - Angelina


    I do not own the rights to this song. Please view for entertainment purposes only.Enjoy!!!




    African jazz singer Somi performs her single 'Ulale Malaika Wangu' at The Lifehouse in LAgos, Nigeria

  • Dream Lover - The Fabulous Trumpet Boy - PSK 3066 South - African Jazz


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  • South African Jazz Greats Bheki Mseleku


    South African Jazz Greats Bheki Mseleku

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  • South African Jazz - Roots - Emakhaya


    laid back south african jazz funk

  • JOYCE MOHOLOAGAE - South African Jazz Singer


    The 13th London African Music Festival 2015 at VORTEX JAZZ CLUB, LONDON on 23/09/15... Produced by LIFECOM MEDIA the official videography.

  • Full Concert: South African Songbook - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis


    From the Vault: South African Songbook
    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
    Rose Theater
    Sep. 12, 2019

    1:50 - Lulu In Adderley Street (Composer: Feya Faku; arranger: Sherman Irby)
    9:04 - Ithemba (Comp.: Nduduzo Makhathini; arr.: Victor Goines)
    18:30 - Abyssinia (Comp.: Thandi Ntuli; Arr.: Chris Crenshaw)
    27:00 - A Song For Bra Des Tutu (Comp.: Winston Mankunku Ngozi; arr.: Marcus Printup)
    36:47 - Through The Years (Comp.: Bheki Mseleku; arr.: Wynton Marsalis)
    43:18 - Gunjoh (Comp.: Gilbert Matthews; arr.: Chris Crenshaw)
    56:40 - Face The Music (Comp.: Mccoy Mrubata; arr.: Carlos Henriquez)
    1:03:22 - Qula Kwedini (Comp.: Traditional / Zim Ngqawana; arr. Sherman Irby)
    1:13:18 - Rapela (Comp.: Moses Taiwa Molelekwa; arr.: Carlos Henriquez)
    1:22:01 - Weave Me A Fantasy, Child of the Sun (Comp.: Melanie Scholtz / James Mathews; arr.: Victor Goines)
    1:27:05 - Mantau (Comp.: Traditional; arr.: Victor Gardner)
    1:35:14 - Send Me (Comp.: Hugh Masekela; arr.: Marcus Printup)

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis kicks off Opening Weekend in Rose Theater with a musical celebration of South African democracy, 25 years after apartheid's end. Top South African musicians will join the orchestra to perform essential South African music, with each song chosen by a guest performer and newly arranged for the show by the JLCO.

    South Africa has long been a vibrant and unique jazz hub, and most of the guests featured tonight helped shape the sound of jazz as a new South Africa was being born—and the music performed this evening reflects the sound of a nation defining itself anew.

    Sherman Irby - alto & soprano saxophones, flute, piccolo, Bb clarinet
    Ted Nash - alto & tenor saxophones, flute, alto flute, piccolo, Bb clarinet
    Victor Goines - tenor saxophone, Bb & Eb clarinets
    Camille Thurman - tenor & soprano saxophones, Bb clarinet
    Paul Nedzela - baritone & alto saxophones, bass clarinet

    Ryan Kisor
    Kenny Rampton
    Marcus Printup
    Wynton Marsalis

    Vincent Gardner
    Chris Crenshaw
    Elliot Mason

    Dan Nimmer - piano
    Carlos Henriquez - bass
    Charles Goold - drums

    McCoy Mrubata - tenor saxophone and flute
    Nduduzo Makhathini - piano
    Thandi Ntuli - piano
    Nonhlanhla Kheswa - vocals
    Melanie Scholtz - vocals
    Vuyo Sotashe - vocals
    Seton Hawkins - presenter

    Cat Henry - Vice President, Concerts And Touring
    Justin Bias - Concert Producer
    Edmundo Montoya - Production Manager
    Zak Al-Alami - Lighting Director
    David Robinson - FOH Sound Engineer
    Billy Banks - Stage Manager
    Terry Hampton - Assistant Stage Manager
    Greg McCrossan - Artist Assistant
    Kay Wolff, Christi English - Music Administration
    Jason Olaine - Director, Programming and Touring
    Georgina Javor - Assistant Director, Programming

    Len Reggio - Executive Producer
    Justin Bias - Producer
    James Sapione - Director
    James P. Nichols - Broadcast Mix
    Rob Macomber - Chief Engineer
    Hiram Becker, Evan Fairbanks and Brandon Smith - Camera Operators
    Willie Wang - Webcast Assistant

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  • Best of Afro Jazz Lounge - Ethnic Bar Music


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    01. Mysterious Traveller - In to Afro 00:00
    02. Public Invasion Project - The Pedro 00:40
    03. United Peace Voices - Lama Tzong Kapa 04:49
    04. The Modern African Spirit - African Dream. 08:20
    05. Mysterious Traveller - Serengheti 13:21
    06. Voo Doo Phunk - VDP 18:29
    07. Stato Brado - The Rain 22:54
    08. The Truffle Tribe - Enchantment of Nature 30:23
    09. Mysterious Traveller - Mystic Hill 39:55
    10. Public Invasion Project - Our Trip 43:05
    11. Maestro Garofalo - Nobody 47:13
    12. Sabo Zeb - Vibration 51:16
    13. Ltj Xperience - Get on Freak 56:47
    14. Public Invasion Project - Nakat'in 01:02:41
    15. Jaymz Nylon - Afrotech Theme [Outro] 01:07:38
    16. The Truffle Tribe - Arabic 01:10:03
    17. Mysterious Traveller - Berimballo 01:14:49
    18. The Truffle Tribe - Coming from Blankness 01:20:41
    19. Zeb - Afrobug 01:25:18
    20. Public Invasion Project - Afkar 01:30:51
    21. Ltj Xperience - Up and Go 01:34:41
    22. The Truffle Tribe - Truffle Africa 01:40:38
    23. Jaymz Nylon - Shango 01:46:16
    24. Zeb - Bouncing Hippies 01:52:49
    25. Ltj Xperience - Sound Machine 01:58:06
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  • 6 South African Jazz Curry


    From our last live show featuring
    Wannetta Jackson vocals
    Stan Strickland Reeds
    John Lockwood Bass
    Bob Gullotti drums
    Stanley Sagov Keyboards

  • South African music


    South African music #NowPlaying
    0:00:00 MIRIAM MAKEBA - Makoti
    0:02:29 AFRICAN JAZZ PIONEERS - Phatha phatha
    0:08:16 DARK CITY SISTERS and FLYING JAZZ QUEENS - Tomati yo yo no.3
    0:10:58 DONALD KACHAMBA'S BAND (Malawi) - Maria Roza
    0:14:58 DARK CITY SISTERS and FLYING JAZZ QUEENS - Emahlathini
    0:17:14 NANCY JACOBS and HER SISTERS - Baby are yeng
    0:19:44 MIRIAM MAKEBA - Unkomo zodwa
    0:22:01 AFRICAN JAZZ PIONEERS - Izinto zajika
    0:26:54 VIRGININA MUKWESHA (Zimbabwe) - Tsiga moyo
    0:33:11 DARK CITY SISTERS and FLYING JAZZ QUEENS - Amangwane Amyame
    0:35:21 DARK CITY SISTERS and FLYING JAZZ QUEENS - Ingwababa
    0:38:01 MIRIAM MAKEBA - Chicken
    0:42:17 AFRICAN JAZZ PIONEERS - Ngenzeni
    0:47:25 KIPPIE MOEKETSI and THE MARABI KINGS - Clarinet Kwela
    0:50:15 MANHATTEN BROTHERS - Ishumelosheleni
    0:55:32 MIRIAM MAKEBA - Tula ndivile
    1:03:27 AFRICAN JAZZ PIONEERS - Jive township
    1:12:36 MIRIAM MAKEBA Mitshakasi

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  • Stimela - Hugh Masekela


    The Hugh Masekela story is a long and exciting one: the two times Grammy awarded artist is Africa´s most important jazz and world musician. He has covered the globe and played with just about every top star you can think of. Hugh Masekela wrote a number of international hits and sold several million CDs. He even topped Jumping Jack Flash by the Rolling Stones with Grazing in the Grass in the US charts. Another very popular song of Hugh Masekela called Bring Him Back Home became the anthem for Nelson Mandala's world tour following his release from prison. Some of Hugh Masekela´s activities are a while ago ... but he is still making history:

    In 2010 he opened both - the Kick off Concert and the opening ceremony of the World Cup in South Africa - a worldwide TV event. His touring schedule was massive and included major festivals and venues like the Carnegie Hall, NY and the Royal Festival Hall in London or the Mela Festival in Oslo, where he performed in front of 80 000 people.
    In 2011 Hugh Masekela caused maximum surprise when he joined U2 on stage in one of the biggest concerts U2 ever played. More than 98 000 people celebrated Hugh Masekela in Johannesburg when Bono called him to join them on their hit I Still haven´t Found What I´m Looking For. Hugh Masekela highlighted another series of festivals all over the world and played the Hollywood Bowl together with Wynton Marsalis. He was awarded by the Etnosur Festival in Spain and received the WOMEX 11 Award for Artists on 30 October in Copenhagen.

  • Kyle Shepherd Trio Colines Rose Jazz Audio - South Africa


    The Kyle Shepherd Trio [South Africa] performing the track Coline's Rose from the LIVE ALBUM A Portrait of Home which was recorded at the Fismer Hall, Music Conservatory, University of Stellenbosch, in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa on 11 August 2009, featuring Kyle Shepherd (piano), Shane Cooper (double bass) and Jonno Sweetman (drums). The Album was launched on 11 August 2010.

    Coline's Rose: Dedicated to Coline Williams and Robbie Waterwitch. It was a great honour for me to perform a tribute to them at a memorial service marking the 20th anniversary of their deaths . Coline And Robbie Long live their fighting spirit. Kyle Shepherd


  • Jazz band Badimo South africa


    One of sa's best live jazz band demo

  • Top Jazz Chillout & Afro House Music - Spiritual Beats


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    2 Hours Best House Music - Top Afro, Jazz & House Spiritual Beats
    Best selection Afro, Jazz & House Spiritual Beats

    1. Belladonna - Inspiration Zone 00:00
    2. Belladonna - Spiritual Trane 09:19
    3. Afronauti - Yusef 18:04
    4. Afronauti - Lory Amor Fou 24:28
    5. Afronauti - Same Place 29:12
    6. Mauro Falardo - The Yellow Karma 34:03
    7. Pastaboys - Chimes of Freedom 39:42
    8. Pastaboys - Free Your Mind [Sicania Soul Vocal] 46:15
    9. Jaymz Nylon - Shango [King Britts Oba Funke Remix] 53:04
    10. Jestofunk - Universal Love 58:18
    11. Groove On Commission - Drum of Passion 01:03:52
    12. Joash - Close to You 01:07:55
    13. Arcoiris - Afro Blue 01:14:19
    14. Arcoiris - Walk on the Wild Side 01:18:32
    15. Dom Um Romao - Sambao [Catalyst Mix] 01:24:02
    16. Blowman - Noisette 01:30:04
    17. Bossa Nostra - Home Is Where the Hatred Is 01:37:01
    18. Mysterious Traveller - Mystic Hill 01:42:30
    19. Jestofunk - Stellar Funk Lazzaro [Shoes Remix] 01:45:40
    20. Mokodance - Tribalord [Lord of Tribe Version] 01:50:37

  • African Jazz Pioneers Mantonoro


  • South African Jazz - Mama Says Drive Safe


    To Healthcare Frontliners and unsung heroes everywhere. Thanks. Respect.

    1 00:00 Meadowlands - Ratau Mike Makhalemele
    2 04:05 Township Jive - Sipho Gumede
    3 08:58 Future Talk - Brian Thusi
    4 13:42 Hanepoot - Dan Shout
    5 18:51 Didiza Sbayizane - The Elite Swingsters
    6 23:06 Gazi's Groove - McCoy Mrubata
    7 28:39 Mabarane - Sheer All Stars
    8 33:12 Talking Fingers - Bongani Nkwanyana
    9 37:47 7 Up Swing - Abafana Flute Jive
    10 40:14 Nanku - Doris Mkhize & The Cement Mixers
    11 42:17 Kwela Kong - The King Kong Cast
    12 44:44 She Cried A Tear - Basil Mannenberg Coetzee
    13 49:02 Soul Heart - Allou April
    14 54:01 San Dance - Derrick Schippers
    15 58:40 Amakhinotsie (The Keynotes) - Theo Bopsie Bophela
    16 1:07:35 Bolero - The Goema Captains of Cape Town
    17 1:11:48 Sons and Captains - Ramon Alexander (drums : Annemie Nel)
    18 1:19:15 Thabile - Bongani Nkwanyana
    19 1:23:41 Ntombi Dance - Bakithi Kumalo

  • South African Jazz Legends Don Laka


    South African Jazz Legends Don Laka

  • Philip Tabane - The Indigenous Afro Jazz Sounds



    a3-Man Feeling

    Sello: Teal Music ‎– GSL267
    Formato: Vinyl, LP, Album
    País: South Africa
    Fecha: 17 Jun 1985
    Género: Jazz
    Estilo: Afrobeat

  • Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble concert Highlights


    Live panorama of Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble @ Steel City Jazz Festival

  • Billy Monama & Grazroots Peoject Cape Town International Jazz Festival


    Billy Monama & Grazroots Project live at the 19th Cape Town International Jazz Festival - 2018. Featuring;Themba Mokoena (Guitar)
    McCoy Mrubata (Saxophones/Flute)
    Lwanda Gogwana (Trumpet/FlugelHorn)
    Mduduzi Mtshali (Piano)
    Concord Nkabinde (Bass Guitar)
    Paki Peloeole (Drums)
    Special guest Siphokazi

  • South African Jazz Curry


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    South African Jazz Curry · Stanley Sagov

    Live @ The RegattaBar 10/28/2009

    ℗ 2010 Stanley Sagov

    Released on: 2010-03-05

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  • TRANSKEI MOON | Afro-Jazz Mix


    The area beyond the river. The unrecognised. The rich culture. The beautiful people.

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  • Deep South African Jazz House Music Mix by JaBig DEEP & DOPE 186


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    DEEP & DOPE 186 Playlist Tracklisting:

    Jazz According to House (Nteeze & Andy's Remix) Chymamusique
    Jazz According to House (Chymamusique Ritual Remix) Chymamusique
    Sax On the House Mphoza
    Sunday Loungin' Tim White
    Sexin`You Jerah
    Underground Shebeen Kanunu
    Spiyanko (Roots Mix) Spikiri
    We Are On (Black Coffee Original Dub) Black Coffee
    The More I Love You (9090 Deeper Vocal Mix) Dj Octopuz, Mr Jbu
    The Man With The Saxophone Dj Octopuz, Brian Radebe
    Mamelodi Don Laka

  • Mzansi Jazz mix 2


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  • African Jazz


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    00:00:00 Kalé-Roger - Naboyi Ba Jumelle
    00:02:30 Kalé-Roger - Chanson d'Orfée
    00:05:20 Kalé-Roger - Mayele Mabe
    00:08:07 Kalé-Roger - Africa Bola Ngombi
    00:10:46 Kalé-Roger - Satchmo Okula Lokolé
    00:13:33 Kalé-Roger - Olingi Bolamu Te
    00:16:14 Kalé-Roger - Timide sérénade
    00:19:02 Kalé-Roger - Nionso Se Na Nzambe
    00:21:51 O. K. Jazz - Olongi Yo Mayi Ya Bwatu
    00:24:34 O. K. Jazz - Mono Bolingo Na Mujos
    00:27:24 O. K. Jazz - Bana O. K. Babomi Mboka
    00:30:12 O. K. Jazz - Linda Linda
    00:33:04 O. K. Jazz - Bomboko Justin
    00:35:55 O. K. Jazz - Florette Modele
    00:38:39 O. K. Jazz - Isaa Ombele
    00:41:32 O. K. Jazz - Isaac Don't Be so Fun
    00:44:18 Kalé-Roger - Satchmo Okuka Lokolé
    00:47:07 O. K. Jazz - Soki Ya Te Mani? Carra
    00:49:57 O. K. Jazz - Elena El Mujos
    00:52:37 O. K. Jazz - Liwa Ya Champagne
    00:55:16 O. K. Jazz - Na KO Yi Ba Mpo Na Matinda
    00:58:08 O. K. Jazz - Liwa Ya Wech
    01:00:49 O. K. Jazz - Na Likuanga Na Seli
    01:03:44 O. K. Jazz - Motema Ya Fa Fa
    01:06:28 O. K. Jazz - Amida Musiki Ya OK
    01:09:17 Kalé-Roger - Mama Ya Mufanga
    01:11:55 Kalé-Roger - Sali Egombe
    01:14:33 Kalé-Roger - Tata Ya Madali
    01:17:21 Kalé-Roger - Bamonari To

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  • South African Jazz - Offerings, 1999


    Ever wondered what the original recording of Skokiaan sounded like? Press Play. ;-)

    Tracklist :
    1 00:00 Skokiaan - Bulawayo Sweet Rythms Band, 1950
    2 02:44 Dance No. 1 - Unofficial Language, 1994
    3 07:46 Dudu - Imeko feat. Bra Benny, 1995
    4 11:56 Bra Ntemi's Kwela - African Jazz Pioneers, 1993
    5 15:58 Qalaphansi in Afrikaans - Winston's Jive Mix-Up, 1989
    6 19:51 Funky Bumpkins - Tananas, 1996
    7 23:11 Kampala - Jabu Nkosi's Jazz City 7, 1997
    8 28:51 Chobolo - Spokes Mashiyane, 1957
    9 31:36 Wait Awhile - Winston's Jive Mix-Up, 1989
    10 35:28 Kgaitsedi Rebecca - Big voice Jack, 1998
    11 40:43 Marabi Kwela - Thelani AJB feat. West Nkosi, 1992
    12 45:52 See You Later - Lemmy Special Mabaso and Dan Hill, 1958
    13 48:16 Emsengeni - King Jury And His Band, 1959
    14 50:35 Mazuzu (Young Woman) - Thelani AJB feat. West Nkosi, 1992
    15 55:08 Inguga (Theme from Beckett's Trek) - Henry Zuma, 1974
    16 57:10 Pennywhistle - Mango Groove, 1988
    17 1:00:19 The Last Sixpence - Spokes Mashiyane, 1959
    18 1:02:44 Way Back Fifties - The Drive, 1975
    19 1:08:44 The Rock - Unofficial Language, 1994

  • South African Jazz - Spring Hop


    Overtime. :-)

    Tracklist :
    1 00:00 Ulwandle (The Sea) - Theo Bopsie Bophela
    2 03:28 Township Tempo - Moses Khumalo
    3 07:54 Amampondo - Sasha Sonnbicher
    4 12:09 Asiyapo - Winston Mankunku & Mile Perry
    5 18:56 Serantabole - The Elite Swingsters
    6 21:55 Emakhaya - Ratau Mike Makhalemele
    7 25:35 Bulala Ekabe - The Genuines
    8 31:28 Cape Vibe - Derrick Schippers
    9 34:58 Going Home - Ivan Mazuze
    10 39:34 The Fire Inside - Morris Goldberg
    11 46:20 Mahamba Uzobuya - Prince Kupi
    12 50:08 Prayer for Nkosi - Marcus Wyatt
    13 53:21 Black Brown Cherri White - Tony Cedras
    14 56:37 Bhod L'Umilo (To Belch Fire) - African Jazz Pioneers
    15 1:01:15 Blues for BB King - Tony Schilder (guitar : Jonathan Butler)
    16 1:06:24 Shosholoza - GTX Xaba
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  • Selaelo Selota - Thrrr... Phaaa


    Selaelo Selota - Thrrr_ Phaaa

  • Hugh Masekela - Chileshe - AFH87


    Performance - 8 July 2012
    Hugh Masekela has an extensive jazz background and credentials, but has enjoyed major success as one of the earliest leaders in the world fusion mode. Masekela's vibrant trumpet and flügelhorn solos have been featured in pop, R&B, disco, Afro-pop, and jazz contexts. He's had American and international hits, worked with bands around the world, and played with African, African-American, European, and various American musicians during a stellar career. His style, especially on flügelhorn, is a charismatic blend of striking upper-register lines, half-valve effects, and repetitive figures and phrases, with some note bending, slurs, and tonal colors. Though he's often simplified his playing to fit into restrictive pop formulas, Masekela is capable of outstanding ballad and bebop work.

    He began singing and playing piano as a child, influenced by seeing the film Young Man with a Horn at 13. Masekela started playing trumpet at 14. He played in the Huddleston Jazz Band, which was led by anti-apartheid crusader and group head Trevor Huddleston. Huddleston was eventually deported, and Masekela co-founded the Merry Makers of Springs along with Jonas Gwangwa. He later joined Alfred Herbert's Jazz Revue, and played in studio bands backing popular singers. Masekela was in the orchestra for the musical King Kong, whose cast included Miriam Makeba. He was also in the Jazz Epistles with Abdullah Ibrahim, Makaya Ntshoko, Gwanga, and Kippie Moeketsi. Masekela and Makeba, his wife at that time, left South Africa one year before Ibrahim and Sathima Bea Benjamin in 1961. Such musicians as Dizzy Gillespie, John Dankworth, and Harry Belafonte assisted him. Masekela studied at the Royal Academy of Music, then the Manhattan School of Music. During the early '60s, his career began to explode. He recorded for MGM, Mercury, and Verve, developing his hybrid African/pop/jazz style. Masekela moved to California and started his own record label, Chisa. He cut several albums expanding this formula and began to score pop success. The song Grazing in the Grass topped the charts in 1968 and eventually sold four million copies worldwide. That year Masekela sold out arenas nationwide during his tour, among them Carnegie Hall. He recorded in the early '70s with Monk Montgomery & the Crusaders.

    Home Is Where the Music IsMasekela moved in a more ethnic direction during the '70s. He traveled to London to play with Nigerian Afro-beat great Fela Kuti & Africa 70; then came a session with Dudu Pukwana, Eddie Gomez, and Ntshoko, among others, that resulted in his finest jazz/African album, Home Is Where The Music Is. Masekela toured Guinea with the Ghanian Afro-pop band Hedzoleh Soundz, then recorded a series of albums with them both in California and Africa with guest stints from the Crusaders, Patti Austin, and others. Masekela alternated between America and Africa, cutting a successful pop/dance album with Herb Alpert in the late '70s. During the '80s, Masekela returned to South Africa. He visited Zimbabwe and Botswana, and recorded two albums with the Kalahari Band that once more merged jazz-rock, funk, and pop. Masekela was part of Paul Simon's Graceland tour in the mid-'80s, while he continued recording and produced sessions by Makeba. Starting in the mid-'90s, Masekela began releasing a stream of albums and collections that showed his versatility and growth in South African jazz. He continued to be active into the first decade of the 21st century, issuing Live at the Market Theatre in 2007, Phola in 2009, and a pair of albums in 2012, Friends (with Larry Willis) and Jabulani, inspired by South African wedding traditions Masekela remembered from his childhood. Though the jazz content of his work has varied over the years, Hugh Masekela has far more material on the plus side than the negative.

  • South African Jazz - Goin Goema


    Enjoy ! ;-)

    Tracklist :

    01 00:00 Kramat - Dollar Brand Abdullah Ibrahim
    02 06:21 Country Cooking - Chris McGregor
    03 11:28 Khawuleza - Hurry Up! - Mike Perry & Winston Mankunku Ngozi
    04 17:50 Sommer Ghoema - Robbie Jansen
    05 26:32 Ghoema Song - A. Kannemer, C. McGregor, D. Pukwana, H. Masekela, C. Kumalo
    06 28:05 Majietas - Errol Dyers
    07 32:52 Die Goema - Kyle Shepherd
    Suite : Barry Van Zyl & Bo Kaap Collective
    08 38:16 Noekies
    09 42:45 Meisie met die kortste rokkie (Girl with the Shortest Skirt)
    10 46:19 Die maan skyn so helder (The Moon Shines so Brightly)
    11 49:26 Koeksusters sonder suiker (Cakes Without Sugar)
    12 51:43 Sister Rose - Abdullah Ibrahim
    13 56:14 Robbie Bop - Robbie Jansen
    14 1:02:03 For Tony - Hilton Schilder, Tony Schilder
    15 1:06:50 Cape Joy - Robbie Jansen
    16 1:11:13 Bobbejean - Minstrels go to Court - Kyle Shepherd
    17 1:14:53 Welcome Home - Sarah Baartman (aka Allou's Goema) - Robbie Jansen
    18 1:21:26 African Market - Abdullah Ibrahim
    19 1:29:31 Majietas (acoustic duo) - Errol Dyers, Basil 'Manenberg' Coetzee

  • Mzansi Jazz Mix 1


  • South African Jazz Party - Mellow Hour


    Now we can have a seat. ;-)
    Tracklist :
    00:00 Be Positive - Tony Schilder
    03:37 Hosh - Jabu Nkosi
    08:38 Uzozo - African Jazz Pioneers
    13:47 Tafelberg Samba / Carnival Samba - Abdullah Ibrahim
    20:39 Moondance - Don Laka
    25:40 Autshumao Suite - Tony Cedras
    31:39 Blow Big Daddy - Dennis Mpale
    36:00 Catembe - Jonathan Butler
    39:25 Woza Kim - Khaya Mahlangu
    45:03 Love Song for a Forgotten People - Robbie Jansen
    50:00 Wanna Talk About It - McCoy Mrubata
    54:26 Langery - Sheer All Stars (Paul Hanmer, piano / McCoy Mrubata, saxophone / Errol Dyers, guitar / Sipho Gumede, bass / Frank Paco, drums)
    Enjoy. :-)

    Street art by Mak1one.

  • South African Jazz - Peace and Quiet


    Hopefully. And a big roar to the ladies! ;-)

    Tracklist :
    1 00:00 Still Waters - Don Laka
    2 05:37 7th Avenue South - Jonathan Butler
    3 10:17 Vuyo Lwethu - Mlungisi Gegana
    4 14:58 Spirit of Hanover Park (sax: Buddy Wells) - Kyle Shepherd
    5 21:37 Beauty of Innocence (vocal: Melanie Scholtz) - Mark Fransman
    6 26:26 Shirley's Song - Rob Blaine
    7 33:29 Tigers Don't Cry to You Caesar - GTX Xaba
    8 39:10 The Wedding - Abdullah Ibrahim / Dollar Brand
    9 42:50 Sobantu - Nduduzo Makhathini
    10 48:35 Alone in a Strange Place (Live) - Sheer All Stars (bass: Sipho Gumede)
    11 53:35 Blue Puzzle - The Moreira Project
    12 56:21 Song for Johnny Dyani - Sipho Gumede
    13 1:02:41 Ntjilo Ntjilo - The Jonny Cooper Orchestra
    14 1:06:30 Chef's Special - McCoy Mrubata
    15 1:14:41 So They Say - Sasha Sonnbichler
    16 1:19:37 Lullaby - Tony Schilder Trio (sax: Robbie Jansen)
    17 1:23:24 Manyenzeke - Zim Ngqawana

    Street art by Faith47

  • South African Jazz - One Hour Party


    A Southernmost Jazz dancing break with some cool south african cats.
    Also for lifting the mood at the workplace. ;-)
    Tracklist :
    01 00:00 Wake Up - Jonathan Butler
    02 04:02 Song for Leonard - Moses Khumalo
    03 10:26 Skokiaani - Jimmy Dludlu
    04 16:00 Bo Kaap - McCoy Mrubata
    05 21:25 Umbombela - African Jazz Pioneers feat. Thandiswa Mazwai
    06 27:00 Woza - The Elite Swingsters
    07 30:38 Mr. G. Mphakati - Moss Mogale
    08 35:32 Spokes - Morris Goldberg
    09 40:07 Cloth Over Table Mountain - Sheer All Stars : Louis Mhlanga, guitar / Sipho Gumede, bass / McCoy Mrubata, saxophone / Wessel van Rensburg, piano / Frank Paco, drums
    10 43:44 Umjita/The Praise Poem - The Moreira Project
    11 50:55 Cape Medley - Robbie Jansen
    12 56:35 Cape Town to Rio - Leslie Kleinsmith



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