Bokani Dyer – Songs Along With No Borders

The Motswana-South African pianist Bokani dyer is a well-travelled entertainer that has travelled the globe and also succeeded a reputable Pro Helvetia performer residency in Switzerland. His popular music mixtures local and global effects.

His standout payment to Brownswood Recordings’ 2021 South Africa jazz music compilation Indaba Is actually has actually been actually complied with up by a total workshop album referred to as World Popular music. Along with 15 original monitors, it shows his complex influences.

Liberate The Story
After succeeding the Criterion Bank Youthful Artist Honor in 2011 along with his sophomore cd Emancipate The Story, Bokani Dyer created a solid base along with 2015’s comprehensive Globe Music as well as 2018’s trio-focused Neo Native. For his launching for Brownswood Audios, the Motswana-South African pianist, author and manufacturer– that additionally composed as well as composed the initial for the 2023 movie Recording Emotions starring Kagiso Lediga– found to even further specify his artistic trail, checking out custom while precipitating the contemporary garden of South Africa jazz. More about the author

The end result is a profoundly spiritual job that stretches over the width of the individual knowledge, along with lyrics conveying a variety of notions and ideas. If any sort of one keep track of reverberates over all, it’s the introspective Vibration of Fact, a request for self-liberation coming from people-pleasing and a look for transcendence.

All over 14 monitors that change in employees, Dyer teams up along with a that’s who of South African talent consisting of bass guitar players Keenan Ahrends as well as Reza Khota, vocalist Yonela Mnana, saxophonists Linda Sikhakhane and also Friend Wells, trumpeter Robin Fassie-Kock as well as drummer Sphelelo Mazibuko. Erykah Badu, Glen Lewis and Carl Thomas are one of the past impacts whose rhythmuses notify his very own, while Moses Sumney and also Jordan Rakei give additional contemporary endorsements.

Globe Music
Having won the Standard Financial institution Youthful Artist honor for Jazz music in 2010, Dyer’s 2015 album, Globe Songs, is actually dense as well as split. It blends veteran celebrities like bassist Shane Cooper and drummer Marlon Witbooi, along with new skill like singers Lee-Anne Fortuin and Sakhile Moleshe. Rhythms and also textures from around the entire world blend. Taking its own title from a poem by Ntone Edjabe that pipes the report’s CD sleeve, the album is a testimony to “popular music without any borderlines”.

A respected performer, Dyer has opened for jazz music singer Melanie Scholtz, and belongs to canal outfit Spirit Casing Venture. He has actually also toured the UK with his quintet, as well as in 2016 joined South African jazz singer Sisonke Xonti on her debut album Iyonde. Dyer additionally curates a routine port at London’s Track Jazz music nightclub, the Jazzafrika Legacy Sessions.

A Motswana-born pianist, composer and also manufacturer, his approach to jazz music combines aspects of digital, R&B, Afro-Latin, and also classic songs. He studied in Nyc with United States pianist Jason Moran and also has actually discharged three cds – including the significantly reputable Emancipate The Story, Oscillations, and also a trio offering, Neo Indigenous, which gained the 2019 SAMA for best jazz album. In 2018, Dyer launched a set of online shows in South Africa got in touch with ‘Dyer Unplugged’, which will definitely be actually observed through his 2nd workshop cd Radio Sechaba in 2020.

Radio Sechaba
Bokani Dyer’s brand new file, a double cd titled Radio Sechaba, offers an informal sight in to South Africa’s multifaceted folks as well as a chance for international link via songs. The meaning behind the ‘Sechaba’ in the headline – nation – is actually mirrored throughout the album as it polishes into the related motifs of uniformity and also optimism.

The cd was actually recorded in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and at the household’s personal Dyertribe center with developer Tashepo Mothwa. It’s a stunning recording along with a prosperous noise and also very clear acoustics, similar to old college SA jazz recordings. The album likewise shows Bokani’s potential to include modern impacts like the neo-soul setting with his classic instruction, along with Erykah Badu and Donny Hathaway seeming like significant influences as standard SA artists like Oliver Mtukudzi and also Dab Metheny.

A tough local color penetrates the document along with the opening track Ke Nako (‘ allow’s construct the nation, it’s opportunity’) performed in Setswana, the language of Botswana where Bokani was born and increased. The tune is actually a phone call to action as well as features visitor singer Tomeletso Sereetsi coming from the band Sereetsi as well as the Locals.

The haunting ballad Ho Tla Loka is actually a lament for those who have passed away, a gorgeous duet with Yonela Mnana’s spiritual distribution and typical harmonies. The report ends with a funeral part phoned Medu which is written by Bokani and also devoted to trombonist Jonas Gwangwa that passed away in 2021.

Ke Nako
A Sesotho phrase that means “it’s opportunity,” Ke Nako is an ask for Africa to take the limelight in a way that celebrates the continent’s humankind. The expression belongs to the formal 2010 Planet Mug trademark and has additionally been used as the concept of this particular year’s Black Union Peak.

Dyer has worked together along with South African theater supervisor Mkhululi Mabija on his manufacturing My Child/ Kid, made saxophonist Sisonke Xonti’s launching album Iyonde, and also curated the Jazzafrika Heritage Procedure, a show set celebrating South Africa’s very most popular jazz music authors. He has also tape-recorded with the Bokani Dyer Trio as well as seemed as a guest in the quintet of epic trumpeter Feya Faku.

Additionally, he has performed widely around the globe, including at the Jazzahead showcase in Bremen, Germany. He was likewise a second best in the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship competitors in 2009 and also devoted 3 weeks in New york city being actually tutored through jazz pianist Jason Moran.

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