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Cover of: Various - Jazz In South Africa - Township Jazz Golden Age
Jazz In South Africa - Township Jazz Golden Age
Honeypie | LP | 18 €

South Africa is in fact the only country in the whole African continent that has developed a strong Jazz tradition. Initially influenced by the great American stylists, (Ellington, Gillespie...) South Africa gradually developed its own soulful style based on a distinctive taste for melody and a deep sense of groove. Masterfully selected from the so-called Golden Age of the genre, (late Fifties / early Sixties), this compilation represents the best introduction to the work of a large and varied body of musicians and composers who inevitably developed their music as part of the historical Anti-Apartheid struggle, and as means of self expression in the dark times of exile. Kippie Moeketsi, Hugh Masekela, Dollar Brand, Chris McGregor, Dudu Pukwana, Mongesi Feza, Barney Rabachan, Nick Moyake and of course the queen Miriam Makeba are just some of the main voices represented here. A bunch of true warriors. in one word: A must!Tracklist: Side A 1 John Mehegan - Mabomvana2 The Jazz Epistles / Uku/Jonga Phambili3 Dollar Brand Trio / Eclipse At Dawn4 Miriam Makeba / Ngola KurilaSide B1 Chris McGregor & The Castle Lager Big Band - Switch2 Gideon Nxumalo / Chopi Chopsticks3 Miriam Makeba / Love Tastes Like Strawberries4 Dollar Brand - Gafsa

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