I will be chatting to the doyen of jazz radio broadcasting in South Africa, Henry Holloway, on Friday 18th July at around 11am Central African Time during The Jazz Rendezvous. Henry is celebrating a number of milestones, firstly his 80th birthday as well as his 40th year of broadcasting jazz in South Africa. Henry will be hosting a special concert on Sunday morning 20th July at 11:30am C.A.T. at the Nassau Theatre at Groote Schuur High School. This is one that self respecting jazz lovers should not miss. The show stars Cape Town close harmony vocal group Track Five and The Saxit Quartet, for more about Henry go to http://www.henryholloway.co.za/index.php
The brand album by internationally acclaimed globe trotting South Africa Flautist, Wouter Kelleman and Indian keyboard wizard Ricky Kej. The album Winds Of Samsara was released worldwide yesterday. It’s been a two year long labour of love for Wouter who has worked with Indian composer and producer Ricky Kej on this epic project, involving more than a hundred musicians from all over the world. Winds Of Samsara speaks to themes of peace and positivity, spinning together forward–moving harmony with a verve and passion never before attempted in the New Age genre. Have a look and listen to the tune Madiba from the album on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Io9eC2zGJs
It’s Mandela Day tomorrow, what are you going to do with your 67 minutes? Make a difference and do your bit.
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” – Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July 2009 via unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly. It was inspired by a call Nelson Mandela made a year earlier, for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices when he said that “it is in your hands now”. It is more than a celebration of Madiba’s life and legacy. It is a global movement to honour his life’s work and act to change the world for the better. For more info go to http://www.mandeladay.com/
Hey guess what, it’s raining again in the Mother City, but that’s something we at All Jazz Radio and the Peeps of the city are used to at this time of the year. A real stoup and sarmie day today, so the Klutz in the Kitchen has been tasked to find an interesting hot, heart warming soup today, which will be posted on the website a little later, nice one eh!
During Jazz Rendezvous today we will share a whole load of newly released music from 10am to 1pm, that’s 3hours of incredible on our journey of discovery into the world of new jazz music and musicians. Join me and enjoy the journey today. Scottish jazz vocalist Todd Gordon, will be presenting his show of fabulous vocalists from 1 to 2pm C.A.T., join him for todays Todd’s Turntable. From 2 to 4pm Etienne Shardlow presents the Jazz-E Show which, features 100% South African jazz for the entire 2 hours show casing the best jazz South African musician have to offer. At 4pm C.A.T. our Blues expert, Brian Currin takes his place behind the mic to present his weekly The Vagabond Blues, a show of nothing but the Blues showcasing a wide mix of South African and International blues. Don’t miss a note of the music join us all day, everyday for the finest Jazz, Blues, Latin and World jazz to stream out of Africa today, All Jazz Radio is the only and natural choice of pure listening pleasure. Tune In at http://tunein.com/radio/All-Jazz-Radio-s185300