As part of our ongoing study of the cultural work of liberation movements in the struggle against apartheid and colonialism, we’re proud to present a rare Cape Town performance of Bokani Dyer’s Radio Sechaba.
Pianist Bokani Dyer is an inheritor of the spirit of the music unit of the liberationist, Gaborone-based Medu Arts Ensemble – famously led during the 1980s by Jonas Gwangwa and Hugh Masekala, and featuring Bokani’s father, the saxophonist Steve Dyer. Radio Sechaba continues the search for a southern African sound, and updates Medu’s anthemic music into a soundtrack for the nation.
Sitting in on this session are:
Benjamin Jephta (bass)
Robin Fassie (trumpet)
Julio Sigauque (guitar)
Sphelelo Mazibuko (drums)
Bokani Dyer (keys)
Saturday, 30 September 2023 from 7pm
Chimurenga Factory (157 Victoria Road, Woodstock, Cape Town)
R200 online here.
R250 at the door.
Soul Housing Project live from the Chimurenga office, Pan African Market, Cape Town. Coming at 9pm tonight (local time). Listen to audio here. For images click play on the player: Join the conversation at #PanAfricanSpaceStation and/or comment above or below.
Sakhile Moleshe and Bokani Dyer bring the Soul Housing Project. The essence is groove! Taking in everything from the bump of hip-hop cadence to the swing of soul, from the hypnotic refrain of deep-house to the wobble of drum & bass. Listen in by clicking the live stream (left) or check them out at Pan African Space Station back in September 2010.
Pianist and composer Bokani Dyer and crew delved deep into the African American and African traditions, mixing hard smokin’ bop, gospel blues and R&B with classic South African soul jazz of the 1970s. Dyer is prolific collaborator and a Standard Bank Young artist winner. His new CD Emancipate The Story is available on Dyertribe distributed by Jassics.
Pianist and composer Bokani Dyer’s Septet play jazz compositions ranging from the sombre to the playful, with a kaleidoscope of allusions to both classic jazz and far edgier sounds. Here gospel blues blasts play off against hard bop grooves and allusions to South African soul jazz of the 1970s. Dyer is prolific collaborator and a Standard Bank Young artist winner. His new CD Emancipate The Story is available on Dyertribe distributed by Jassics.