♪ ♫ SOUTH AFRICAN JAZZ ♪ ♫ This page will very soon be updated with more news, more links, presentations of more artists etc
|We Used To Dance (2003)||LISTEN||
|Where Is The Map (2005)||LISTEN|
Yenana is one of the most talented piano players in modern South African
jazz. His style is modern but the influences from the rich heritage of
township jazz can be heard everywhere in his work.
"We need to preserve the legacy. I see myself as making a contribution to the preservation of that legacy".
That legacy he speaks of is the country's
jazz legacy. One that reflects the power and the experience of South
Africa yet contributes to a timeless culture that first found expression
on the plantations of America. Read
the whole interview HERE
|Abantwana Be Afrika (2003)|
giant and legend since decades, Winston "Mankunku" Ngozi sounds
better than ever on his latest release, Abantwana Be Afrika.
Unlike many other musicians, tenor saxophonist Winston Mankunku, born in 1943, remained in South Africa during the rough years of apartheid. Thereby he had less international fame than his exiled compatriots. But back home he is a legend, who has meant a great deal to the development of jazz.
|Sax player Zim Ngqawana uses elements both from South African musical traditions and from avantgarde jazz in his unpredictable and exciting musical mix. A unique innovator within South African jazz.||
|LINKS||COMING UP SOON|
of information about South African music on Allaboutjazz:
Presentations of Bheki Mseleku, Feya Faku and of Lulu Gontsana, who left this world on Dec 14th, 2005
|And here is a web site with information about many South African musicians: www.music.org.za||Tour plans for these artist in Europe|
|Read a review of the latest CD's from Voice, Mankunku and Marcus Wyatt, published in Swedish music magazine Lira in Sept. 2005 HERE|
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