Program #1837

Jazz's pan-African connections are the topic of this edition of New Sounds. Among the leading voices of this trend is pianist, composer, and bandleader Randy Weston, whose music is rich in West African polyrhythms. We hear music from his CD Khepera. Another representative of jazz's intercontinental reach is South African pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim, who will be represented with "Cape Town Fringe." Also on tap is the music of Dudu Pukwana, with its passionate influences in South African township mbaqanga and sax jive, as well as works by Yusef Lateef, Adam Rudolph, and others.

PROGRAM # 1837, African Jazz (First aired on Thursday, October 05, 2000)






Concert Kwela

Rock Three [2:00]

Chant Du Monde #274 972. available online at

Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand)

Cape Town Fringe

Cape Town Fringe [13:30]

Chairoscuro/Audiofidelity #2004** (PRMS* or other online sources)

Randy Weston


The Shrine [12:00]

Verve #314 527 821** PRMS* or

Dudu Pukwana

In The Townships

Zukude [5:00]

Virgin/Earthworks, available online at

King Kwela

African Classics

Chigaco (sic) Blues [2:30]

Celluloid/Melodie #66891. French import - Not readily available in the US.

Don Pullen and the African-Brazilian Connection

Live… Again

Kele Mou Bana, excerpt [8:00]

Blue Note E30271** (PRMS* or )

Yusef Lateef and Adam Rudolph

Beyond the Sky

Three Dreams, excerpt [6:30]

YAL/Meta Records #005. or

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