Abdullah Ibrahim – Blues for a Hip King

Abdullah Ibrahim composed this “Blues for a Hip King” for King Sobhuza II of Swaziland in 1989.

The eponymous album contains recordings gathered from several sessions in 1974, 1976 and 1979 and was first released under his “Dollar Brand” name.

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Ceux qui me connaissent, savent la grande passion qui m’anime pour les musiques, et en particulier celles venues d’Afrique et le Jazz (AfroJazz ?).Voici une petite sélection de Jazz sud-africain, ma 2ème petite compilation (voir la première), de titres partagés sur mon blog dédié aux musiques africaines que j’ai nommé “African Music Forum”.Malcolm Jiyane Tree-O – UmdaliEcouter sur AMFThe Jazz Epistles – Vary-oo-vum (1960)“A genuine hard bop session, swinging and persuasive, coming out of South Africa in an era when black musicians weren’t making any recordings, let alone forward-looking modern jazz albums.”Ecouter sur AMFSathima Bea Benjamin – AfricaEcouter sur AMFIbrahim Khalil Shihab – SpringEcouter sur AMFAbdullah Ibrahim – Blues for a Hip KingEcouter sur AMFHugh Masekela & The Union of South AfricaEcouter sur AMF

Jonas Gwangwa (1937 – 23 January 2021) was a genius trombone player from Soweto, South Africa. That’s him in the middle between 2 other South African geniuses, Hugh Masekela (now late), on the left, and Caiphus Semenya (now 81), on the right, for their band Union of South Africa.— Africa Is a Country (@africasacountry) January 23, 2021

Tourisme et Jazz sud-africainJazz fans from around the world appreciate the skill and vibrant talent of South African jazz musicians. It’s no surprise that the country hosts a number of internationally-recognised jazz concerts and festivals throughout the year. South African jazz is in a class of its own, made up of a series of uniquely diverse influences that give life to that distinctive African sound.South African jazz has a way of getting under your skin and moving you emotionally and physically. Its individual voice tells the story of a century of collaboration and conversation between African musicians and artists from across the globe. It’s dynamic and unexpected, yet familiar in the way that it constantly re-interprets the genre from a South African perspective.African-American jazz began reaching South Africa in the early 20th century. The influence and popularity of ragtime and dixieland music lead to the development of a uniquely South African musical form called marabi. This mixed American sounds with African cyclical harmonies and a trance-like rhythm. It took the country by storm and, with the onset of swing, the music became increasingly more complex and popular.Read more.Plus d’AfroJazz sur l’African Music ForumPlus de Jazz sur ce blog

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