Bokani Dyer – Popular Music Without Boundaries

The Motswana-South Black pianist Bokani dyer is actually a well-travelled artist that has explored the globe as well as won a reputable Pro Helvetia performer post degree residency in Switzerland. His songs mixes nearby and global impacts.

His standout payment to Brownswood Audios’ 2021 South Africa jazz collection Indaba Is actually has actually been observed up through a total center cd referred to as Globe Music. Along with 15 original keep tracks of, it mirrors his multifaceted impacts.

Emancipate The Tale
After winning the Specification Bank Youthful Performer Award in 2011 with his student album Emancipate The Story, Bokani Dyer constructed a solid base along with 2015’s comprehensive World Popular music and also 2018’s trio-focused Neo Native. For his launching for Brownswood Audios, the Motswana-South African pianist, author as well as producer– who also composed and also composed the initial for the 2023 movie Catching Sensations starring Kagiso Lediga– looked for to further specify his artistic trail, checking out practice while precipitating the present-day garden of South Africa jazz. BOKANI DYER

The outcome is a heavily spiritual project that extends the width of the human adventure, along with lyrics showing a selection of thoughts as well as tips. If any kind of one keep track of resonates most of all, it is actually the introspective Vibration of Reality, a petition for self-liberation from people-pleasing and also a hunt for transcendence.

Around 14 keep tracks of that change in personnel, Dyer teams up with a that’s that of South African skill including bass guitar players Keenan Ahrends as well as Reza Khota, singer Yonela Mnana, saxophonists Linda Sikhakhane and Pal Wells, trumpeter Robin Fassie-Kock and also drummer Sphelelo Mazibuko. Erykah Badu, Glen Lewis as well as Carl Thomas are one of the past effects whose rhythmuses notify his own, while Moses Sumney as well as Jordan Rakei provide even more present-day referrals.

Globe Songs
Having actually gained the Specification Financial institution Youthful Musician award for Jazz music in 2010, Dyer’s 2015 cd, World Music, is actually dense and also split. It incorporates experienced celebrities like bassist Shane Cooper and also drummer Marlon Witbooi, along with new talent like vocalists Lee-Anne Fortuin as well as Sakhile Moleshe. Rhythms and also textures from around the world mix. Taking its title coming from a poem by Ntone Edjabe that pipes the file’s compact disc sleeve, the cd is actually a testament to “music along with no perimeters”.

A respected artist, Dyer has actually opened up for jazz music singer Melanie Scholtz, as well as belongs to canal ensemble Spirit Property Job. He has also toured the UK along with his quintet, and also in 2016 joined South African jazz music vocalist Sisonke Xonti on her debut cd Iyonde. Dyer additionally curates a regular port at Greater london’s Track Jazz music club, the Jazzafrika Tradition Sessions.

A Motswana-born pianist, author as well as developer, his approach to jazz music combines factors of digital, R&B, Afro-Latin, as well as symphonic music. He studied in New York along with United States pianist Jason Moran as well as has actually discharged 3 albums – consisting of the seriously reputable Emancipate The Tale, Oscillations, as well as a trio offering, Neo Native, which gained the 2019 SAMA for greatest jazz music album. In 2018, Dyer launched a collection of live performances in South Africa contacted ‘Dyer Unplugged’, which will certainly be actually observed through his second center album Broadcast Sechaba in 2020.

Broadcast Sechaba
Bokani Dyer’s new document, a dual album titled Broadcast Sechaba, supplies an informal sight in to South Africa’s diverse individuals and an opportunity for worldwide connection by means of popular music. The significance behind the ‘Sechaba’ in the headline – nation – is actually shown throughout the album as it hones into the associated concepts of unity and also optimism.

The album was actually documented in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa as well as at the family’s own Dyertribe workshop with developer Tashepo Mothwa. It’s a gorgeous audio with a prosperous noise as well as clear acoustics, similar to old college SA jazz music recordings. The album additionally shows Bokani’s ability to incorporate modern impacts like the neo-soul scene with his classic childhood, along with Erykah Badu and Donny Hathaway showing up as necessary impacts as typical SA performers like Oliver Mtukudzi and Dab Metheny.

A solid local color goes through the record with the position monitor Ke Nako (‘ permit’s create the nation, it’s opportunity’) sung in Setswana, the foreign language of Botswana where Bokani was actually birthed and also raised. The song is actually a contact us to action and also includes attendee singer Tomeletso Sereetsi coming from the band Sereetsi and the Locals.

The haunting ballad Ho Tla Loka is a lament for those who have passed away, a gorgeous duet with Yonela Mnana’s aerial distribution as well as traditional harmonies. The report finishes with a funeral item contacted Medu which is composed by Bokani and also dedicated to trombonist Jonas Gwangwa who died in 2021.

Ke Nako
A Sesotho phrase that indicates “it’s time,” Ke Nako is actually an ask for Africa to take the limelight in such a way that commemorates the continent’s humanity. The expression is part of the formal 2010 World Mug motto as well as has actually additionally been embraced as the style of this year’s Black Union Summit.

Dyer has collaborated with South African theater director Mkhululi Mabija on his creation My Little girl/ Son, created saxophonist Sisonke Xonti’s launching album Iyonde, and curated the Jazzafrika Heritage Sessions, a performance collection commemorating South Africa’s most famous jazz music composers. He has additionally recorded with the Bokani Dyer Trio as well as looked like a guest in the quintet of epic trumpeter Feya Faku.

Additionally, he has actually performed extensively globally, featuring at the Jazzahead exhibit in Bremen, Germany. He was likewise a second best in the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship competitors in 2009 as well as devoted 3 full weeks in New York being actually trained by jazz pianist Jason Moran.

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