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3. "Perefere"--Phillip Tabane & Malomba

from the album "Rhythm of Resistance-Music of Black South Africa"

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5. Solid Steel Radio Show 28/2/2014 Part 3 + 4 - DK + Contact Field Orchestra

Solid Steel Radio Show 28/2/2014 Part 3 + 4 - DK + Contact Field Orchestra

DK kicks off Hour 2 with music mostly made up of recent and forthcoming guests on Solid Steel. Starting with Darkhouse Family, Addison Groove alongside DJ Die, Leon Vynehall, Clap! Clap! and Mo Kolours who are all future guests, plus tracks from Illum Sphere, Deft, Four Tet and last week's guest Pearson Sound. There's also another spin for William Onyeabor, who unfortunately isn't down for a guest mix, but you can catch a great documentary about the man here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiaRp0M2fxE Contact Field Orchestra close the show with more of a "Sunday mix for the homies than anything else... songs that I've been digging lately;  slightly dubbed and narrated with various vocal samples". With beautiful screen printed releases on Hit + Run and a track on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Bubblers, it's another mix perfect for Solid Steel. Phillip Tabane, Dam-Funk, Seven Davis Jr., Jungle Brothers, Kutmah and Jacob Miller all feature, plus music and remixes from Contact Field Orchestra giving another show that is truly 'The Broadest Beats' Check out the Solid Steel website here and you can follow Solid Steel on Facebook and Twitter PART 3 - DK Darkhouse Family _ Brockwild _ Earnest Endeavours Addison Groove _ 167 Blast feat. DJ Die _ 50 Weapons DJ Rashad, MoonDoctoR & FreshtillDef _ We Get High feat. DJ Spinn (Original Mix) _ Freshmoon Leon Vynehall _ Inside The Deku Tree _ 3024 Clap! Clap! _ Tambacounda's White Magic _ Black Acre Illum Sphere _ Ra Light _ Ninja Tune Deft _ Octavia _ WotNotMusic Four Tet + Terror Danjah _ Killer _ TEXT Mo Kolours _ Afro Quarters _ One Handed Music William Onyeabor _ Good Name _ Luaka Bop Comfort Fit _ Moonshine Navigator _ First Word Pearson Sound _ Raindrops Pt I _ Pearson Sound PART 4 - Contact Field Orchestra https://twitter.com/cforchestra Phillip Tabane _ Tlabalala _ Erdenklang Dexter Story _ Suijin(CFO Refix) _ Unreleased Seven Davis Jr. _ Don't Give A Fuck _ IZWID CFO _ No Contact _ Unreleased Dereb The Ambassador _ Setaleygn _ Other Tounges Dåm-Funk _ Peace _ Unreleased N8NOFACE _ Let Me Get Your Car Door _ N8NOFACE The Action _ Brain _ Dig The Fuzz Records Country Comfort _ To Be Lonely _ Trim Zafari _ Addis Ababa _ Truth And Soul Terakaft _ Talikoba _ World Village KNX _ drt _ Hit+Run Boom Clap Bachelors _ Tiden flyver _ Music For Dreams Jungle Brothers _ Straight Out The Jungle _ Warlock Records Kutmah _ Sacred No More _ Hit+Run Jacob Miller _ Knockin Version _ Greensleeves Death _ Keep On Knocking _ Drag City CFO _ In The Dungeon _ Unreleased

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6. Gentleman Mike Ejeagha & His Premiers Dance Band: Ikepechakwa A - Akem Kpee

Gentleman Mike Ejeagha & His Premiers Dance Band: Ikepechakwa A - Akem Kpee

From bright Nigerian highlife horns to Ethiopian fuzz-tone guitar riffs, this Rough Guide presents a broad selection of rare African dance grooves. Hard to find but easy to dance to. Free tracks, videos and more information at www.worldmusic.net/africanraregroove The concept of ‘Rare Groove’ has come a long way since its origins in the 1980s London club scene, where DJs would try to out-do each other with soul and funk obscurities. These days the blogosphere is full of enthusiasts sharing their latest vintage vinyl finds, with African music providing rich pickings. But there is a largely untapped resource of independent labels in Africa, America and Europe releasing fabulous sounds that deserve a much wider audience. This collection pulls together a variety of African grooves music from Mozambican marrabenta to Nigerian highlife. Gentleman Mike Ejeagha and his protégé Celestine Ukwu are both known for morally instructive songs in the Igbo language of south-eastern Nigeria. ‘Ikpechakwa A-Akem Kpee’ starts with a clarion call of horns and quickly settles into an old-school highlife groove. Ukwu is a bit more laid back, with a fabulously languid horn section. Osayomore Joseph is known as ‘Ambassador’ for popularising the Edo language through music. ‘Oyeye’, with its ringing guitar and rasping brass was one of his first hits in the early 1970s. Orchestra Marrabenta Star De Moçambique takes its name from an urban music style from Maputo, speeding up the rural majika rhythm and adding pulsing horns. Ayalèw Mèsfin started singing with Ethiopian Police Orchestra before developing his own rock’n’roll-influenced sound full of moody fuzz-guitar riffs, keyboard stabs and horn punches. Analogue synths meet old school East African Rumba in ‘Kai Kai’ by Yam Yam, a previously unreleased track featuring the talents of Congolese émigrés Les Mangalepa, now based in Nairobi, and British producer Guy Morley. International Orchestra Safari Sound, formed in Tanzania in 1985, developed a style known as ndekule, which refers to both a traditional war dance and a species of snake. ‘Homa Imenizidia’, with lyrics about an overpowering fever, certainly has a serpentine grace! West Nkosi’s sax jive style provides a stepping stone between penny-whistle kwela and mbaqanga, the township music unforgettably dubbed ‘The Indestructible Beat’. ‘Malombo’s ‘Mbaqanga Blues’ is an edgier proposition featuring multi-instrumentalist Phillip Tabane and Gabriel Thobejane on percussion. Super Cayor De Dakar described their brand of Afro-Latin music salsa-mbalax. The 1996 version of ‘Dégoo’ included here is more immediate than later recordings, with a sublime combination of keyboards and horns. Saleta Phiri was one of the first two musicians to receive ‘The Malawi Honours Of The Achievers Award’. His songs speak of the hardships of life in the volatile township of Ndirande. On ‘Ndolo’, Cameroonian polymath Francis Bebey combines pygmy flute, a rattle-bag of percussion and a gently funky bass-line with intriguingly contrasting vocal styles, though the theme is given away in the final line: ‘I’m singing my love for you’.

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7. Song For The Doctor

Song For The Doctor

A tribute I wrote for the great Dr Phillip Tabane of Malombo, one of the most inspiring musicians I have experienced.

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8. Lefawo by Mogauwane Mahloele

  • Published: 2015-07-15T15:12:31Z
  • By PFP
Lefawo by Mogauwane Mahloele

Mogauwane Mahloele was born in Storomo and raised in Mamelodi ya Tshwane, South Africa. He is accomplished in both the making and playing of African (Alkebulan) drums, entoros (mouth harps), dipelas (kalimbas), nakas, flutes, sekeres and makhoyames (bowed instruments with gourd resonators." He is also a sculptor and painter. Craftsmanship and musicianship - often seen as different disciplines here - were entwined in his upbringing. As the son of a musical family (with parents who themselves were children of musicians), he was watched closely as a child to see what talents he might have. His elders taught him not only how to play eight instruments, but also how to make them. It is through this intimate knowledge that he came to understand that the instruments themselves "dictate knowledge" to the musician: "If I had built a drum and carved it - from scratch - even when it's standing in the corner... it's waiting for me to play it and make sense out of it.... Even before you can play, it already... is talking to you, so there is that relationship back and forth.... Not only do I make drums... I come from a background where in order to know how to play this you also have to know how to make it. So you have a total relationship with that instrument." View Mogauwane MahloeleIn 1975, Mr. Mahloele left a family and a country that he loved, knowing that if he stayed, his life would be "wasted" in jail, where his close friends were incarcerated during the apartheid years. He has now been in exile nineteen years. He has chosen not to live in fear and has vowed "not to negate the very strong things" he was raised with. In Philadelphia, he makes his living teaching music and performing. In the absence of other musicians from South Africa, he has begun to nurture an ensemble of diverse African and African American musicians, teaching them traditional music and his own compositions. Mr. Mahloele performs widely - from Germany to California, and from Turkey to France, in many styles. He has performed and collaborated with such artists as Homer Jackson, Khan Jamal, Odean Pope, Robert Crowder, Alfie Pollitt, Byard Lancaster, Dudu Phukwana, Phillip Tabane, Joe Malinga, Hugh Masekela and the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Mr. Mahloele has received grants from The Pew Fellowships in th Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and has worked with the Folklore Project in arts education residencies, "Philly Dance Africa," "Artists in Exile," and "Folk Arts of Social Change." Visit his website for more information about his work.

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9. StraitJacket Tailor - Music To Make Films To Part II

StraitJacket Tailor - Music To Make Films To Part II

Choice Pickings | No. 3 | StraitJacket Tailor | Music to Make Films to Part II A mixed bag of rare South African grooves from the StraitJacket Tailor’s vinyl collection. Mostly recorded at the height of apartheid, some in exile, the selection tries to capture the zeitgeist of apartheid era township life. Sounds you’d hear through open doors and loud chatter on warm evenings in Soweto/Langa/Athlone/Tembisa/Mkhumbane. Enjoy! Tracklist Sam Sklair – What’s New intro Allen Kwela – Qaphela The Shades of Purples – You are all I Need* Hugh Masekela – Chisa Hollywood Jazz Band – The Butter Song The Boyoyo Boys – Puleng Hi-Notes ft. Paw Paw – assokam The Prumes ft. Little Collin – I Do The Dollar Brand Quartet – Ishmael Phillip Tabane and his Malombo Jazzmen – Ke Utlwile The Globe Trotters – Drums of Africa Dick Khoza – WD 46 Mendi Road Letta Mbulu – Only When You’re Mine Again Ding aka OST – Song of Convicts Sankomota – Vukani Tananas – Thlani Black Disco – Echo on the Delay *A digital download from ElectricJive You can find Part I of StraitJacket Tailor’s 'Music to Make Films to' series over here - https://www.mixcloud.com/sifisosface/mirrors-music-to-make-films-to/

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