Bokani Dyer – Music Without Borders

The Motswana-South Black pianist Bokani dyer is actually a well-travelled entertainer that has actually visited the globe as well as gained a reputable Pro Helvetia artist post degree residency in Switzerland. His popular music combinations neighborhood and also international influences.

His standout addition to Brownswood Audios’ 2021 South Africa jazz collection Indaba Is has been actually observed up by a full center cd referred to as Globe Songs. Along with 15 authentic monitors, it demonstrates his multi-dimensional effects.

Liberate The Tale
After winning the Specification Bank Youthful Artist Honor in 2011 with his student cd Emancipate The Account, Bokani Dyer created a sound groundwork along with 2015’s extensive World Music and also 2018’s trio-focused Neo Indigenous. For his debut for Brownswood Audios, the Motswana-South Black pianist, author and developer– that likewise wrote and comprised the authentic for the 2023 film Recording Emotions starring Kagiso Lediga– looked for to further determine his imaginative trail, looking into practice while pressing ahead the modern landscape of South Africa jazz. BOKANDIYER

The end result is actually a greatly metaphysical venture that covers the breadth of the human adventure, along with verses sharing a variety of thought and feelings as well as concepts. If any type of one track reverberates most importantly, it is actually the reflective Resonance of Truth, a prayer for self-liberation coming from people-pleasing and also a hunt for perfection.

Throughout 14 keep tracks of that move in personnel, Dyer collaborates along with a who’s that of South African skill including bass guitar players Keenan Ahrends and also Reza Khota, singer Yonela Mnana, saxophonists Linda Sikhakhane as well as Pal Wells, trumpeter Robin Fassie-Kock and also drummer Sphelelo Mazibuko. Erykah Badu, Glen Lewis as well as Carl Thomas are actually one of the bygone influences whose rhythmuses notify his very own, while Moses Sumney as well as Jordan Rakei use more contemporary referrals.

Planet Songs
Having actually succeeded the Specification Banking company Young Performer honor for Jazz in 2010, Dyer’s 2015 album, World Popular music, is thick as well as split. It blends seasoned celebrities like bassist Shane Cooper and drummer Marlon Witbooi, with new ability like singers Lee-Anne Fortuin as well as Sakhile Moleshe. Rhythms and appearances coming from around the entire world blend. Taking its own headline coming from a rhyme through Ntone Edjabe that pipes the document’s CD sleeve, the album is actually a testament to “popular music with no perimeters”.

A respected artist, Dyer has actually opened for jazz music singer Melanie Scholtz, as well as is actually component of canal ensemble Heart Property Job. He has likewise visited the UK along with his quintet, as well as in 2016 participated in South African jazz vocalist Sisonke Xonti on her debut album Iyonde. Dyer also curates a frequent slot at London’s Orbit Jazz nightclub, the Jazzafrika Legacy Sessions.

A Motswana-born pianist, composer and also manufacturer, his strategy to jazz combines components of electronic, R&B, Afro-Latin, and also symphonic music. He analyzed in New York along with US pianist Jason Moran and has actually discharged three cds – including the vitally reputable Emancipate The Tale, Oscillations, as well as a trio offering, Neo Indigenous, which won the 2019 SAMA for finest jazz music cd. In 2018, Dyer introduced a set of real-time gigs in South Africa contacted ‘Dyer Unplugged’, which will be actually complied with through his second center album Broadcast Sechaba in 2020.

Radio Sechaba
Bokani Dyer’s brand-new report, a dual album labelled Radio Sechaba, supplies an informal viewpoint in to South Africa’s multi-dimensional individuals and an opportunity for worldwide hookup by means of songs. The definition behind the ‘Sechaba’ in the title – country – is actually shown throughout the album as it hones into the related concepts of oneness and also optimism.

The cd was recorded in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and at the family members’s very own Dyertribe studio with developer Tashepo Mothwa. It’s a stunning recording along with a wealthy noise as well as very clear acoustics, evocative old institution SA jazz music audios. The cd likewise demonstrates Bokani’s capability to include contemporary effects like the neo-soul scene along with his timeless childhood, along with Erykah Badu as well as Donny Hathaway looking like crucial influences as standard SA artists including Oliver Mtukudzi as well as Pat Metheny.

A solid feeling of spot penetrates the document along with the opening track Ke Nako (‘ permit’s construct the nation, it is actually time’) vocalized in Setswana, the language of Botswana where Bokani was born and raised. The tune is actually a phone call to activity as well as features attendee vocalist Tomeletso Sereetsi from the band Sereetsi and the Locals.

The haunting ballad Ho Tla Loka is a lament for those that have actually died, a lovely duet with Yonela Mnana’s heavenly delivery and standard harmonies. The record finishes along with a funeral part phoned Medu which is composed by Bokani and also dedicated to trombonist Jonas Gwangwa who passed away in 2021.

Ke Nako
A Sesotho term that means “it is actually time,” Ke Nako is actually an ask for Africa to take the spotlight in such a way that celebrates the continent’s humankind. The words is component of the official 2010 World Mug motto and has actually also been actually embraced as the style of the year’s Black Union Top.

Dyer has worked together along with South African theatre director Mkhululi Mabija on his creation My Little girl/ Boy, generated saxophonist Sisonke Xonti’s launching album Iyonde, and curated the Jazzafrika Heritage Sessions, a show collection commemorating South Africa’s most noticeable jazz composers. He has also documented along with the Bokani Dyer Triad as well as seemed like a guest in the quintet of epic trumpeter Feya Faku.

Moreover, he has executed widely worldwide, consisting of at the Jazzahead display in Bremen, Germany. He was also a runner-up in the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship competition in 2009 and devoted 3 full weeks in New york city being trained through jazz music pianist Jason Moran.

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