Bokani Dyer – Songs With No Borders

The Motswana-South Black pianist Bokani dyer is actually a well-travelled musician who has actually travelled the world and also won a prestigious Pro Helvetia artist residency in Switzerland. His songs combinations regional and worldwide impacts.

His standout payment to Brownswood Recordings’ 2021 South Africa jazz collection Indaba Is has actually been observed up through a total center cd referred to as Planet Music. Along with 15 initial tracks, it mirrors his diverse effects.

Liberate The Tale
After succeeding the Requirement Financial institution Young Musician Award in 2011 along with his student cd Emancipate The Tale, Bokani Dyer developed a sound foundation along with 2015’s comprehensive Globe Popular music and 2018’s trio-focused Neo Native. For his launching for Brownswood Audios, the Motswana-South Black pianist, author and also developer– who also composed as well as comprised the initial for the 2023 movie Recording Sensations starring Kagiso Lediga– sought to additionally specify his artistic velocity, discovering custom while pressing ahead the present-day garden of South Africa jazz music. BOKANDIYER

The result is a greatly metaphysical job that covers the width of the individual expertise, with verses conveying a series of thoughts as well as concepts. If any one monitor sounds most of all, it’s the meditative Resonance of Reality, a request for self-liberation coming from people-pleasing and also a look for perfection.

Throughout 14 tracks that shift in workers, Dyer works together along with a that’s who of South African talent consisting of bass guitar players Keenan Ahrends and Reza Khota, singer Yonela Mnana, saxophonists Linda Sikhakhane and also Friend Wells, trumpeter Robin Fassie-Kock and drummer Sphelelo Mazibuko. Erykah Badu, Glen Lewis and Carl Thomas are amongst the past effects whose cadences inform his personal, while Moses Sumney and Jordan Rakei provide even more modern references.

Planet Popular music
Having succeeded the Requirement Financial institution Young Musician award for Jazz music in 2010, Dyer’s 2015 album, Globe Popular music, is actually heavy and split. It mixes veteran stars like bassist Shane Cooper and also drummer Marlon Witbooi, along with fresh talent like vocalists Lee-Anne Fortuin and Sakhile Moleshe. Rhythms as well as structures from around the globe intermingle. Taking its headline coming from a rhyme by Ntone Edjabe that pipes the document’s CD sleeve, the cd is a testament to “music along with no borders”.

A respected entertainer, Dyer has actually opened for jazz music vocalist Melanie Scholtz, and is part of groove outfit Spirit Property Venture. He has additionally travelled the UK along with his quintet, and also in 2016 participated in South African jazz music singer Sisonke Xonti on her debut cd Iyonde. Dyer also curates a routine slot at London’s Orbit Jazz music club, the Jazzafrika Heritage Procedure.

A Motswana-born pianist, composer as well as producer, his method to jazz combines factors of electronic, R&B, Afro-Latin, and also symphonic music. He studied in The big apple along with United States pianist Jason Moran and has discharged 3 cds – including the significantly well-known Emancipate The Account, Oscillations, and a trio offering, Neo Native, which succeeded the 2019 SAMA for ideal jazz music album. In 2018, Dyer released a series of live gigs in South Africa phoned ‘Dyer Unplugged’, which will certainly be adhered to by his second center cd Radio Sechaba in 2020.

Broadcast Sechaba
Bokani Dyer’s new document, a double album entitled Broadcast Sechaba, delivers an intimate view right into South Africa’s multi-dimensional people and also an option for international link with popular music. The significance responsible for the ‘Sechaba’ in the title – country – is mirrored throughout the cd as it refines right into the relevant motifs of unity and positive outlook.

The cd was documented in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and at the family members’s own Dyertribe center with designer Tashepo Mothwa. It’s an attractive recording with a rich audio and also clear acoustics, similar to traditional SA jazz music audios. The album additionally displays Bokani’s ability to incorporate modern influences like the neo-soul setting along with his timeless childhood, along with Erykah Badu and Donny Hathaway looking like necessary influences as typical SA musicians like Oliver Mtukudzi and also Dab Metheny.

A strong local color goes through the record with the opening monitor Ke Nako (‘ permit’s build the nation, it’s time’) performed in Setswana, the foreign language of Botswana where Bokani was actually born as well as raised. The tune is actually a contact us to action and includes visitor singer Tomeletso Sereetsi coming from the band Sereetsi and also the Natives.

The haunting ballad Ho Tla Loka is a lament for those that have passed away, a beautiful duet along with Yonela Mnana’s heavenly shipping as well as typical compatibilities. The file finishes along with a funeral piece phoned Medu which is created through Bokani and committed to trombonist Jonas Gwangwa that died in 2021.

Ke Nako
A Sesotho term that means “it’s opportunity,” Ke Nako is an ask for Africa to take the limelight in a method that commemorates the continent’s humankind. The key phrase is actually component of the formal 2010 Planet Mug slogan as well as has actually also been used as the motif of this particular year’s Black Union Top.

Dyer has actually worked together along with South African theatre director Mkhululi Mabija on his production My Little girl/ Child, created saxophonist Sisonke Xonti’s launching cd Iyonde, as well as curated the Jazzafrika Heritage Procedure, a gig set celebrating South Africa’s very most popular jazz composers. He has likewise captured along with the Bokani Dyer Trio as well as looked like a guest in the quintet of famous trumpeter Feya Faku.

On top of that, he has actually carried out substantially around the globe, featuring at the Jazzahead showcase in Bremen, Germany. He was also a runner-up in the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship competition in 2009 and devoted 3 weeks in Nyc being trained by jazz pianist Jason Moran.

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