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AFRICAN JAZZ

2000 to 2009 -  recommended recordings


Albums, newcomers,innovators and tracks of the decade

Albums of the decade by year  - Newcomers of the Decade -  Innovators of the Decade -  Style Jaaz Congolais tracks of the Decade - Township  Jazz tracks of the Decade -  Afrobeat Tracks of the Decade


Artists of the decade

 Guitarists  - Saxophonists - Trumpet and FlugelhornTrombone - Horn Sections - Piano and KeyboardsBassDrums Percussion Vibes - Vocalists  Female - Vocalists Male - Vocal  duets and multi voice groups - Big Bands - Small Bands - multi instrumentalists - Solo instrumental recordingsArrangers Composers - Electronica


African Jazz Party Albums - African Jazz Floor Fillers of the Decade - DVDs of the Decade

 Deaths


Albums of the decade by year

2000 – Everybodys Watching: Kabelo South African solo debut from TKZee vocalist featuring compositions, production and performances by the late Moses Taiwa Molelekwa

2001 – AfriKan Jaazz: Blay Ambolley Ghanaian veteran vocalist/multi instrumentalist with breathtaking jazz highlife versions of African American and African jazz standards plus his own compositions

2002 – Mntungwa: Moses Khumalo South African solo debut by alto sax maestro featuring what was essentially the late Moses Taiwa Molelekwa’s final group recorded after Molelekwa’s death

2003 Lendaba (This Matter): Dorothy Masuka Zimbabwean veteran vocalist and composer

2004 Aster’s Ballads: Aster Aweke Ethiopian vocalist and composer)

2005 - Africano...the mother of groove: Lágbájá! Nigerian vocalist, composer, sax player and bassist delivers the CD of the decade

2006 – Devils in the House: Peter Nthwane Lesotho’s trumpet protégé in his strongest release yet featuring the hit track “Senyamo”

2007 – La Bonne Humeur: Madilu System Congolese veteran vocalist, composer  and ex OK Jazz star’s last CD was arguably his finest ever

2008 – Bizkuti: Joseph Hellon Kenyan sax player, composer, vocalist third CD is his best yet

2009  - The Moreira Project: Volume 2 Mozambiquan sax player and composer with a fine release

  

Album of the decade

Africano...the mother of groove by  Lágbájá

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Newcomers of the Decade

Férré Gola – Vocalist/Composer, DR Congo

Sliq Angel – Vocalist/Composer/Guitarist, South Africa

Tony Tetuila – Vocalist/Composer, Nigeria

Karma Pa – Vocalist/Composer, DR Congo

Oliver Tshimanga – guitarist, DR Congo

Bhudaza –saxophonist/vocalist/composer, Lesotho

Moses Khumalo – Saxophonist/composer, South Africa

Moreira Chonguica – saxophonist, composer, Mozambique

Joseph Hellon–saxophonist/vocalist/composer, Kenya

Mpumi Dhlamini – pianist, composer, South Africa

Siphokazi – vocalist, composer, South Africa

Accra Trane Station-  small group, Ghana

Kora Jazz Trio – small group, Mali

Black Coffee – house DJ, South Africa 

Lionel Loueke – guitarist, Benin

Tutu Puoane – vocalist, South Africa

Kunlé Ayo – guitarist, Nigeria 

   

Newcomer of the decade

Joseph Hellon

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Innovators of the Decade

Lágbájá!- radical reworking of Afrobeat involving the removal of the drum kit and the addition of strings whilst simultaneously reinventing himself as a funky electric bass player.

Sliq Angel – self taught guitarist with a voice like Nina Simone who makes utterly contemporary dance tracks that swing – an unmistakable sound

Accra Trane Station – John Coltrane honoured and invoked with Ghanaian percussion and an array of traditional wind instruments

Joseph Hellon – Arguably East Africa's first genuinely popular jazz star who just goes on getting better and better

Moses Taiwa Molelekwa – an innovator of extraordinary breadth and depth from the chilling gangsta rap/ kwai jazz of “Akuna Nicks,” the complex layered chants of “Free Spirit,” the fabulous combination of house and piano of “The Last Number” to the weird and wonderful sounds of improvising inside two pianos with classical pianist Joanna McGregor on “Strumming.” Will Africa or the world ever see his like again? Molelekwa quire simply a genius – and never more so than in the last year of his short, tragic life.

Blay Ambolley – veteran highlife musician with a fresh take on some of the tiredest standards in the African American repertoire by the likes of Monk, Miles and Weather Report.   

Lionel Loueke – inventive guitarist from Benin who has made a name for himself in New York and plays with Herbie Hancock.

  

Innovator of the Decade

Moses Taiwa Molelekwa   

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Style Jaazz Congolais tracks of the Decade

Amour Passion - Mayaula Mayoni with Sam Mangwana and Papa Noel from the CD Bikini by Mayaula Mayoni (DR Congo, 2000)

Mali ya Mungu - Mose Fanfan from the CD Bayekeleye (DR Congo, 2004)

Tempelo - Tabu Ley from the CD Tempelo (DR Congo, 2002)

Congo Lelo - Tabu Ley from the CD Tempelo (DR Congo, 2002)

Bula Ntulu - Ndombe Opetum et le Bana OK from the CD  Bula Ntulu (DR Congo, 2004)

Point Final - Josky Kiambukata from the CD Chiffre 3 by Madilu System and Josky Kiambukata  (DR Congo, 2005)

Vice Versa – Madilu System (from the CD Bonheur (DR Congo, 2002)

Blesse de Coeur - Karma Pa from the CD Le Temps de ‘Amour (DR Congo , 2005)

Kayémbé- Awilo Longomba featuring Josky Kiambukata from the CD Modongo (DR Congo, 2003)

Lovango - Mbilia Bel from the CD Belissimo (DR Congo, 2004)

Interpellation -  Bana OK from the CD Interpellation (DR Congo, 2001)

Maboselle –OK international (from the CD Ki Zoba Zoba (DR Congo, 2004)

Chance - Madilu System, from the CD Sans Rature by Didier Milla, Papa Wemba, Madilu system, Koffi Olomide (DR Congo, 2005)   

Ghetto –Papa Noel and Adan Pedroso from the CD Mosala Makasi (DR Congo, 2001)   

Concience Tranqil – Josky Kiambukata from the CD Oui Ca Va (DR Congo, 2001)   

System – Le  Poète Lutumba Simaro from the CD/DVD set  Salle D’Attente by (DR Congo,  2008)

 

Style Jazz Congolais Track of the Decade

Point Final by Josky Kiambukata

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Township  Jazz tracks of the Decade

Free Spirit – Sibongile Khumalo from the CD Immortal Spirits featuring Moses Taiwa Molelekwa (South Africa, 2000)

Strumming - Moses Taiwa Molelekwa and Joanna McGregor from the CD Play by Joanna McGregor (South Africa 2001)

Akuna Nicks – Kabelo  featuring Moses Taiwa  Molelekwa from the CD Everybody’s Watching by Kabelo (South Africa 2001)

Senyamo - Peter Nthwane(from the CD Devils in the House (Lesotho, 2006)

Hymn for Taiwa – Moses Khumalo form the CD  Mntungwa (South Africa, 2002)   

  Morwa – Jonas Gwagwa from the CD Sounds from Exile (South Africa, 2002)

Last Number – Brothers of Peace feat. Moses Taiwa Molelekwa from the CD Zabalaza Project B (South Africa, 2001)

Down South – Sipho Gumede from the CD From Me to You  (South Africa, 2002)

Nisixoshelani –Mafikizolo from the CD Van Toeka af (South Africa, 2004)

Basubeletsu (Get Down Mix) - Mabi Thobjane and Tabang Tabane from the CD TM Africa (South Africa, 2007)

Khoisan Symphony – Robbie Jansen from the CD Cape Doctor (South Africa,  2000)

Mo Bophelong – Kwani Experience from the CD The Birth of the Mudaland Funk (South Africa, 2005)

Korobela - Sliq Angel from the CD Sunrise (South Africa, 2005)

Umbombela - African Jazz Pioneers featuring Thandiswa Mazwani from the CD  73rd Avenue  (South Africa,  2004)

Urban Khoi Beat from  the CD The Fucha Rist by Pops Mohamed (South Africa, 2005)

Sponky Ponky – Jabu Khanyile and Bayete from the CD Hiyo Lento (South Africa,2005)

Sengim’Tholile – Don Laka featuring Theo from the CD Invitations (South Africa, 2007)

Buza – Gloria Bosman from the CD A Taste of Caiphus Semenya by Various Artists (South Africa, 2004)

Woza Kim’ - Khaya Mahlangu featuring Hugh Masekela from the CD Khulueka (South Africa, 2006)

  

Township Jazz Track of the Decade

Nisixoshelani by Mafikizolo

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Afrobeat Tracks of the Decade

Shotan – Femi Kuti from the CD Live at the Shrine (Nigeria, 2004)

Turbulent Times - Dele Sosimi from the CD Turbulent Times (Nigeria, 2002)

E Go Better - Tony Tetuila from the CD E go Better (Nigeria, 2006)

Gabriel’s New Joint - Antibalas  from the CD Talkatif  (United States, 2002)

Rockefela  – Bezwana from the CD Newtown Breeze (South Africa, 2005)

I.A.O.C.  (Illegally Authorised Officially Criticised ) - Bhudaza from the CD Mohkare (Lesotho, 2006)

A.B.I. (Africa Before Invasion ) - Najite Olokun Prophecy from the CD Africa Before Invasion (Nigeria, 2002)

Sankofa – Tony Allen and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble from the CD Lagos Shake: A Tony Allen Top Up (Nigeria, 2008)

  

Afrobeat track of the decade

E Go Better by Tony Tetuila

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Artists of the decade

  

Guitarists

Gerry Dialungana – featured on the CD Interpellation by Bana OK (DR Congo, 2001)   

Jimmy Dludlu – Corners of my Soul (Mozambique, 2005)   

Louis Mhlanga – World Traveller (Zimbabwe, 2005)   

Papa Noel – featured on the CD Porte à Porte by EMC Pecola and Papa Noel (DR Congo, 2006)   

Bheki Khoza – Getting to Heaven Alive (South Africa, 2006)   

Barthelemy Attisso – featured on the CD Made in Dakar by Orchestra Baobab (Senegal, 2007)   

Sekou Bembeya Diabaté – featured on the CD Bembeya by Bembeya Jazz (Guinee, 2002)   

Dino Vangu – featured on the CD Sings Dino Vangu by Sam Mangwana (DR Congo, 2000)   

Huit Kilos Nseka Bimwela – featured on the CD Ay Valeria by Ricardo Lemvo  & Makina Loca (DR Congo, 2003)

 Lionel Loueke – In a Trance (Benin, 2005)   

Kunlé Ayo– Beyond the Borders (Nigeria, 2003)   


 Track of the decade:

Corners of my Soul by Jimmy Dludlu

    

Reissuess   

Dr Nico – featured on the CD Doublé Doublé by Dr Nico & Josky Kiambukata (DR Congo 2007)   

Mpassi Mermans – featured on the CD Badetty by Les Bantous De La Capitale (Congo Brazzaville, 2007)   

Bavon Marie Marie  - Vol 1  Libaga and Libumu, Vol 2  Forever (DR Congo 2004 and 2005)

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Saxophonists

Moses Khumalo  – Mntungwa (South Africa, 2002)

Joseph Hellon  – Bizkuti (Kenya, 2008)

 Moreira Chonguica – featured on the CD  The Moreira Project: Volume 2 (2009, Mozambique)

Robbie Jansen - Cape Doctor (South Africa, 2000)

Bhudaza – Bo Mapefane (Lesotho, 2003)

McCoy Mrubata – featured on the CD Kulturation  by Wessel van Rensburg and McCoy Mrubata (South Africa, (2005)

Manu Dibango -   Kamer Feeling (Cameroun, 2001)


Track of the decade:

Hymn for Taiwa – Moses Khumalo (form the CD  Mntungwa

  

Reissues

Ntemi Pilisio featured on Bra Ntemi at Mavuthela Vol1 1975 by Ntemi Pilisio &The Members (South Africa, 2006)

Various Artists – Bulawayo Jazz 1950 – 52 (Zimbabwe, 2006)

Manu Dibango – Africavison: Le Cinéma de Manu Dibango (Cameroun, 2007)

Dudu Pukwana featured on Home is Where the Music Is by Hugh Masekela – (South Africa, 2008)

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Trumpet and Flugelhorn

Hugh Masekela – Time (South Africa, 2002)   

Peter Nthwane– Devils in the House:(Lesotho, 2006)

Claude Deppa – Toi Toi (South Africa, 2003)   

Ndumiso – Mofolo Hall (South Africa, 2001)    

Mac Tontoh featured on the CD Nana Eba by Mac Tontoh and the Kete Warriors (Ghana, 2001)   

Richy Ramolefe – Uzogikhumbula (South Africa, 2005)


Track of the Decade

Senyamo - Peter Nthwane from the CD Devils in the House

  

Reissues

Dennis Mpale featured on Remember Dennis Mpale The Man Behind the Trumpet (South Africa, 2005)

Mongezi Feza -  Free Jam (2 CD set, South Africa, 2004)

Tunde Williams featured on Mr Big Mouth by Tunde Williams and Africa 70 (Nigeria, 2004)

Fela Kuti featured on Highlife-Jazz and Afro-Soul (1963 -1969) by Fela Ransome-Kuti & His Koola Lobitos(3 CD set,  Nigeria, 2005)

Hugh Masekela – Home is Where the Music Is (South Africa, 2008)

Johnny Mekoa – featured on the CD We Have Wailed too Long by Jazzanians (South Africa, 2001)

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Trombone

Jonas Gwangwa - Sounds from Exile (South Africa, 2002)   

A. Raheem – Catwalk (Ghana (2001)   

Track of the Decade

Morwa – Jonas Gwangwa from the CD Sounds from Exile

  

Reissue

Jonas Gwangwa – Flowers of the Nation (South Africa, 2001)

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Horn Sections

Gangbe Brass Band  (from Benin) – featured on the CD Africano...the mother of groove by Lágbájá! (Nigeria, 2005)

Bez Roberts and Adam Howard – featured on the CD Rebel With a Cause by  Kabelo (South Africa,  2002)

Alexandra Brass Band – Iggolide (CD and DVD set, South Africa.2006)


Track of the Decade

Diepkloof  – Bez Roberts and Adam Howard – featured on the CD Rebel With a Cause by  Kabelo (South Africa,  2002)

  

Reissues

Bella Bella – Les succè de Bella Bella et les frères Soki Volumes 1 to 5  (DR Congo, .200?)

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Piano and Keyboards

Moses Taiwa Molelekwa – featured on the CD Everybodys Watching by  Kabelo (South Africa,  2000)

Don Laka – Invitations(2 CD set, South Africa.200)

Ray Lema – Paradox (DR Congo, 2005)

Mulatu Astatke – featured on the CD Inspiration Information by Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics (Ethiopia, 2009)

Dele Sosimi – Turbulent Times (Nigeria, 2002)

Pat Mashikiza – Seasons, Masks and Keys (South Africa, 2005)

Bheki Mseleku – Home at Last (South Africa, 2003)

Mpumi Dhlamini – Combined Elements (South Africa, 2007)

Sylvester Mazinyane – Down South (South Africa, 2005)   

Hotep Idris Galeta– Solo Piano (South Africa, 2001)


 Track of the Decade

Last Number – Brothers of Peace feat. Moses Taiwa Molelekwa from the CD Zabalaza Project B, South Africa

  

Reissues

Moses Taiwa Molelekwa - Darkness Pass (posthumous 2 CD set, South Africa.2004)

Moses Taiwa Molelekwa – Wa Mpona (posthumous  CD, South Africa.2002)

Joe Mensah – Bosoe, Bonsue and More (Ghana, 200?)

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Bass

Makabi Flavien - – featured on the CD Interpellation by Bana OK (DR Congo, 2001)

Decca Mpudi – featured on the CD Satan by OK International (DR Congo, 2000)

Jimmy Mngwandi – featured on the CD Newtown Breeze by Bazwaana(South Africa, 2005)

Richard Bona – Tiki (Cameroun, 2005)

Musa Manzini – My Bass (South Africa, 2005)

Mlungisi Gegana One Step Forward (South Africa, 2004)


 Track of the Decade

Down South – Sipho Gumede (from the CD From Me to You 2002)

  

Reissues

Sipho Gumede – The Best of Sipho Gumede Part 2  (South Africa, 2005)

Gito Baloi - Two In One – Ekaya & Na Ku Randza (2 CD set, Mozambique, 2003)

Johnny Dyani featured on Flowers for Johnny by Anders Gahnold Trio (2 CD set, South Africa, 2004)

Harry Miller featured on the CD Which Way Now by Harry Miller’s Isipingo (South Africa, 2006)

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Drums

Louis Moholo – Moholo featured on the CD Bra Louis – Bra Tebs by Louis Moholo – Moholo Septet (part of a 2 CD set with the reissue listed below, South Africa, 2005)

Sello Montwedi – featured on the CD Mntungwa by  Moses Khumalo (South Africa, 2002)

Tony Allen – featured on the CD Modern Answers to Old Questions by Ernest Ranglin (Nigeria, 2000)   

Tony Allen – featured on the CD The Good, The Bad and the Queen (CD/DVD set, Nigeria, 2007)   

Gold Mene – Olobodo (Nigeria, 2005)

Kesivan Naidoo - featured on the CD Our Language by Tribe (South Africa, 2003)

  

Reissue

Louis Moholo – Moholo featured on the CD Spirits Rejoice by Louis Moholo – Moholo Octet (part of a 2 CD set with the r new issue listed above, South Africa, 2005)

Nado Kakoma – featured on numerous OK Jazz releases of the 1980's and early 1990's plus the CDs Maya by Simaro Massiya and Chandra by Josky Kiambukata (DR Congo)

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Percussion

Julian Bahula – Live Again (South Africa, 2007)

Mabi Thobjane - featured on the CD TM Africa by Mabi Thobjane and Tabang Tabane (South Africa, 2007)

Tlale Makhene – The Ascension of the Enlightened (Swaziland, 2004)

Miki N’Doye – Tuki (Senegal, 2006)

Various percussionists – featured on the CD Africano...the mother of groove by Lágbájá! (Nigeria, 2005)


 Track of the Decade

Basubeletsu (Get Down Mix) by Mabi Thobjane and Tabang Tabane (from the CD TM Africa South Africa, 2007)

  

Reissues

Guy Warren – The Divine Drummer (Ghana, 2002)

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Vibes

Ngwako – Ramelodi (South Africa, 2006)


 Track of the Decade

Soul Fiesta remix version courte by Manu Dibango(from the CD B Sides (Cameroun, 2002)

  

Reissue

Manu Dibango – B Sides (Cameroun, 2002)

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Vocalists Female

Dorothy Masuka  - Lendaba (This Matter) (Zimbabwe,  2003)

Aster Aweke -  Aster’s Ballads (Ethiopia,  2004)

Siphokazi - - Ubabntu Bam (South Africa, 2006)   

Tutu Puoane - Song (South Africa, 2007)   


Track of the Decade

Lovango Mbilia Bel (from the CD Belissimo, DR Congo, 2004)

  

Reissues

Letta Mbulu – Letta Sings / Free Soul  (South Africa, 2005)

Sathima Bea Benjamin – Embracing Jazz (CD packaged with the book of the same title by Lars Rasmussen, South Africa, 2000)

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Vocalists Male

Madilu System – Bonheur (DR Congo, 2002)

Madilu System - La Bonne Humeur (DR Congo, 2007)

Josky Kiambukata – Oui Ca Va (DR Congo, 2001)

Josky Kimabukata – Double Vie`(DR Congo, 2005)

Blay Ambolley - AfirKan Jaazz (Ghana, 2001)

Lágbájá!- Africano...the mother of groove (Nigeria, 2005)

Shaluza Max – Impilio (South Africa, 2002)

Sliq Angel – Sunrise (South Africa, 2005)

Férré Gola - Qui Est Derrière Toi? (DR Congo, 2009)


 Track of the Decade

Round Midnight – Blay Ambolley (from the CD AfriKan Jaazz, 2001)

  

Reissues

Joseph Kabasele aka Le Grand Kalle  – any CD (DR Congo)

Madilu System featured on the CD Zungulike by Bakuba Mayopi (DR Congo. 2007)

Youlou Mabiala – Les Plus Grand Succès Vol 3 and 4 (DR Congo, 2009)


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Vocal duets and multi voice groups

Bana OK and guests featured on the CD Salle D’Attente by Le  Poète Lutumba Simaro (DR Congo,  2008)

Mafikizolo -  Van Toeka af (South Africa,  2004)

Victor Ntoni – Heritage (South Africa, 2004)   


Track of the Decade

Mo Bophelong – Kwani Experience (from the CD The Birth of the Mudaland Funk, 2005)   


Reissues

Manhattan Brothers –Sing Freedom (CD packaged with the book He Who Survives by Joe Mogotsi, South Africa, 2002)

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Big Bands

Bana OK Interpellation (DR Congo, 2001)   

African Jazz Pioneers -  73rd Avenue  (South Africa,  2004)

Bembeya Jazz – Bembeya (Guinee, 2002)

Toumani Diabaté’s Symmetric Orchestra – Boulevard De L’independance (Mali, 2006)

McCoy Mrubata – Brasskap Sessions Vol 1 (South Africa,  2007)

Les Bantous De La Capitale – Bakolo Boka (Congo Brazzaville, 2007)   


Track of the Decade

Maboselle –OK international (from the CD Ki Zoba Zoba, DR Congo, 2004)   


Reissues   

OK Jazz/ Bana OK  - all reissues featuring this band or its alumni (DR Congo)   

Orchestra Poly-Rhythmo de Cotonou – The Vodoun Effect 1972 -1975 (Benin, 2008)

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Small Bands

Accra Trane Station – Meditations for John Coltrane and Another Blue Train (Ghana, both 2007)   

Kora Jazz Trio – Parts 1 to 3 (Mali, 2003, 2005 and 2008)

Kalamazoo – 3, 4 and 5 (South Africa,  2001, 2003, 2006)

Mafikizolo -  Van Toeka af (South Africa,  2004)   


Track of the Decade

Nisixoshelani –Mafikizolo from the CD Van Toeka af 


Reissue

Blue Notes  -The Ogun Collection (4 CD set, South Africa, 2008)

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multi instrumentalists

Blay Ambolley - AfirKan Jaazz (Ghana, 2001)

Pops Mohamed – The Fucha Rist (South Africa, 2005)

Lágbájá!- Africano...the mother of groove (Nigeria, 2005)


Track of the Decade

Urban Khoi Beat from  the CD The Fucha Rist by Pops Mohamed (South Africa, 2005)

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Solo instrumental recordings

Toumani Diabaté – Mande Variations (Mali, 2008)

Tony Cox – In Concert at the Grahamstown International Arts Festival (CD and DVD set, South Africa, 2005)   

Hotep Idris Galeta – Solo Piano (South Africa, 2001)

Abdullah Ibrahim – Senzo (South Africa, 2008)

 

Reissue

Moses Taiwa Molelekwa - Darkness Pass (posthumous 2 CD set, South Africa.2004)

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Arrangers

Le  Poète Lutumba Simaro - Salle D’Attente by (DR Congo,  2008)

Victor Ntoni – Heritage(South Africa, 2004)

Lágbájá!- Africano...the mother of groove (Nigeria, 2005)

Caiphus Semenya featured on the CD Culani Nami by Letta Mbului (South Africa, 2007)

Maïka Munan – Congo Masters (DR Congo, 2003)  


Track of the Decade

Aisan - Lágbájá! from the CD Africano...the mother of groove, 2005

  

Reissue

Le Grand Maitre Luambo Makiadi Franco  featured on the CD Il Etait Une Fois…Mobutu…et Plus Rien/ Candidat Na Biso Mobutu (DR Congo, 2007)

  

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Composers

Le  Poète Lutumba Simaro - Salle D’Attente (DR Congo,  2008)

Lágbájá!- Africano...the mother of groove (Nigeria, 2005)

Dorothy Masuka - Lendaba (This Matter) (Zimbabwe, 2003)

Joseph Hellon  – Bizkuti (Kenya, 2008)

Karma Pa – Je M’Appelle Toi (Love Moi) (DR Congo, 2003)


 Track of the Decade

Khoisan Symphony – composed by Hilton Schilder from the CD Cape Doctor by Robbie Jansen (South Africa,  2000)   


Reissue

Fela Kuti featured on the CD Why Black Man Dey Suffer by Fela, Ginger Baker and the Africa 70 (Nigeria,2003)

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Electronica

Moses Taiwa Molelekwa – featured on the CD Everybodys Watching by  Kabelo (South Africa,  2000)

Obrafour – Heavy (|Ghana, 2007)

Revolution – Another Level (South Africa, 2004)

Tony Tetuila – E go Better (Nigeria, 2006)

Pops Mohamed – The Fucha Rist (South Africa, 2005)

Black Coffee – Black Coffee (South Africa,2005)

Brothers of Peace - Zabalaza Project B, (South Africa, 2001)  

 

Track of the Decade

Finest Train from the CD The Finest Level, by Durban’s Finest (South Africa, 2005)

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African Jazz Party Albums

Kabelo Rebel With a Cause  (South Africa,  2002)

Brothers of Peace - Zabalaza Project B, (South Africa, 2001)

Karma Pa – Je M’Appelle Toi (Love Moi) (DR Congo, 2003)

Julian Bahula – Live Again (South Africa, 2007)

Peter Nthwane– Devils in the House: (Lesotho, 2006)

  

African Jazz Party album of the decade

Rebel With a Cause by  Kabelo

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African Jazz Floor Fillers of the Decade

Point Final - Josky Kiambukata from the CD Chiffre 3 by Madilu System and Josky Kiambukata (DR Congo, 2005)

Vice Versa – Madilu System ( from the CD Bonheur (DR Congo, 2002)

Senyamo - Peter Nthwane from the CD Devils in the House (Lesotho, 2006)

Finest Train  - Durban’s Finest from the CD The Finest Level (South Africa, 2005)

Blesse de Coeur - Karma Pa from the CD Le Temps de ‘Amour (DR Congo , 2005)

Stimela - Hugh Masekela remixed by Black Coffee from the CD Black Coffee (South Africa,2005)

Nisixoshelani –Mafikizolo from the CD Van Toeka af (South Africa,  2004)

Mangase - Shaluza Max from the CD Impilio (South Africa, 2002)

Korobela - Sliq Angel from the CD Sunrise (South Africa, 2005)

Aunty Akosua Ba - Obrafour featuring Kanda Bongo Man from the CD Heavy (Ghana, 2007)

Umbombela - African Jazz Pioneers featuring Thandiswa Mazwani from the CD  73rd Avenue  (South Africa,  2004)

Soul Fiesta remix version courte - Manu Dibango(from the CD B Sides (Cameroun, 2002)

Sankofa – Tony Allen and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble from the CD Lagos Shake: A Tony Allen Top Up (Nigeria, 2008)

Diepkloof  –Kabelo featured on the CD Rebel With a Cause (South Africa,  2002)

Basubeletsu (Get Down Mix) - Mabi Thobjane and Tabang Tabane from the CD TM Africa (South Africa, 2007)

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DVDs of the decade


Issues of new material on DVD


Concert Live Bana OK LSC. Paris, (Sofege Universell,  SUP 2003/03 , DR Congo, 2003)

Madilu Système; Concert Live à Paris (117 minutes, Suda Fadya Production, no cat. no., DR Congo, 2007)

Caiphus Semenya & Letta Mbulu:Caiphus & Letta – Music in the Air (Live in Concert) (90 minutes, HEITA! Records Sony/BMG, South Africa, DVD HEITA007, 2006)

Femi Kuti Live at the Shrine (132 minutes, MK2 Music/ UWe,  777 2, Nigeria,2004)   

Richard Bona; African Tale (99 minutes, Anamor Films/ Universal Music, 983 190 2, Cameroun, 2005)   

En Live Manu Dibango et le Soul Makossa Gang, Uriage 2005 (90 minutes, YN Productions,no cat. no., Cameroun, 2006)   

Manu Dibango : Lion of Africa (CD and DVD set, 129 minutes, Global Mix, UK, GMCD/ DVD 01, recorded live in 2004, Cameroun, released 2006)   

Hellon: :live in Concert – Bizkuti Album Launch (Soundafrica, Nairobi, Kenya, 2008)

    

Issues of older material on DVD   


le Tout Puissant OK Jazz Live; Eau Bénite; À La Mutualite À Paris (80 minutes, Salumu Production,  S002, DR Congo, 2004)

The best of Sipho Gumede; Gone but Not Forgotten (55 minutes, Sheer Sound, South Africa,SSDVD 002, 2005)   

Miriam Makeba; live at salonger, stckholm, sweden, 1966 (56 minutes, black and white picture, Gallo, South Africa, GMDVD 008, 2003)   

Moses Taiwa Molelekwa: Live At The Fin De Siècle Festival, Nantes 1997 (136 minutes, Melt Music Phase 2, South Africa, MZADV001, 2005)   

Fela Kuti: Fela in Concert (57 minutes, view video jazz Series, USA, 2305, Nigeria, 2001 originally released in 1991 on VHS)   

Legends of Rock; Osibisa Live; Collectors Edition ( 60 minutes, includes CD of same concert, 0CP Entertainment, UK, DVD 1088X, Ghana 2001)

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Deaths


Ntemi Pilisio – saxophonist, composer, band leader (South Africa)

Dolly Rathebe – singer, composer (South Africa)

Gito Baloi – bass player, singer, composer (Mozambique)

Sipho Gumede – bass player, composer (South Africa)

Moses Khumalo - saxophonist, composer (South Africa)

Moses Taiwa Molelekwa – pianist, composer (South Africa)

Miriam Makeba – singer, composer (South Africa)

Gerry Dialungana – guitarist (DR Congo)

Madilu System – singer, composer (DR Congo)

Paul Abrahams – bass player, composer (South Africa)

Mayaula Mayoni – composer, guitarist, singer (DR Congo)

Winnston Mankunku Ngozi - saxophonist, composer (South Africa)

Ratau Mike Makhalemele  - saxophonist, composer (South Africa)

Bheki Mseleku – pianist, composer (South Africa)   

Decca Mpudi – bass player (DR Congo)   

Jean Srge Essous – saxophonist, band leader (Congo Brazzaville)   

Chief Stephen Osadebe – composer, guitarist, singer (Nigeria)

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