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AfroJazz

Jonas Gwangwa – Morwa (live)

Live at the Standard Bank International Jazz Festival, 2006

“A giant of our revolutionary cultural movement and our democratic creative industries has been called to rest; the trombone that boomed with boldness and bravery, and equally warmed our hearts with mellow melody has lost its life force.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa

Jonas Gwangwa embodied South Africa’s struggle for a national culture.

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AfroJazz Global

Balimaya Project – Soninka/Patronba

Feat. Mariam Tounkara Koné (solo vocal)

The Balimaya Project is a collective of 16 musicians in UK (including members of Kokoroko and Seed Ensemble), fusing traditional Mandingo music with Jazz.

The Balimaya Project synthesizes and bridges London’s bustling jazz circuit with traditional repertoire and folklore of the Mandé peoples of West Africa.

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AfroJazz

Kippie Moeketsi – African Day

Jeremiah “Kippie” Morolong Moeketsi (1925-1983) was a South African jazz alto saxophonist, sometimes referred to as “the father of South African jazz” and as “South Africa’s Charlie Parker”.

Reissue of Kippie Moketsi and Hal Singer’s collaborative album, Blue Stompin’ (July ’21).