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Should South African Musicians Boycott Israel? | Okayafrica.

Should South African Musicians Boycott Israel? | Okayafrica. | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
Dirty Bounce South Africa. At the end of the night I was to interview Boom Pam. I wasn't sure what to expect from the band and to be honest, I knew very little about them. Upon meeting them I noticed that guitarist Uri Brauner ...
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Remembering Dave Brubeck, Goodwill Ambassador | Around The Mall

Remembering Dave Brubeck, Goodwill Ambassador | Around The Mall | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
Still, Brubeck rarely backed down about having African American bassist Eugene Wright in the band. He faced many challenges with a courageous, wry humor. In the early 1960s, just before Brubeck was to perform before a ...
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Jazz Listings From The New York Times « Avant Music News

Jazz Listings From The New York Times « Avant Music News | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
Next week the band — John Medeski on keyboards, Chris Wood on bass and Billy Martin on drums — plays a residency with a different guest each night. On Tuesday their outside collaborator is the Senegalese hand ...
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Clayton Hardiman: Dave Brubeck: Imagining the unimaginable - MLive.com

Clayton Hardiman: Dave Brubeck: Imagining the unimaginable - MLive.com | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
MLive.comClayton Hardiman: Dave Brubeck: Imagining the unimaginableMLive.comIn the late '50s, he hired Eugene Wright, an African-American bassist, and canceled concerts when hidebound promoters and club owners resisted having racially integrated...
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Interview: Desmond & The Tutu's | Okayafrica.

Interview: Desmond & The Tutu's | Okayafrica. | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
Okayafrica recently caught up with South African indie rock band Desmond & The Tutu's (quite a name-we know). Check out our ... Douglad (our childhood buddy) is our guitarist and Nic (Doug's brother in law) is the bassist.
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Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page to Go on Tour in 2013 - In2EastAfrica ...

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page to Go on Tour in 2013 - In2EastAfrica ... | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
Initially, Jimmy Page, the guitarist of legendary band Led Zeppelin, had wanted to go on his solo tour this year, but it had to take a backseat to their live DVD “Celebration Day” released last November 19 and which they are ...
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Cameron Russell Without Photoshop - Business Insider

Cameron Russell Without Photoshop - Business Insider | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
See The Posters Stanley Kubrick Rejected For 'The Shining,' Designed By Saul Bass ... Victoria's Secret Angel Cameron Russell recently gave a TED talk and addressed what it's like to work in the fashion industry.
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Abdullah Ibrahim - African Suite For Trio & String Orchestra (1998)

Abdullah Ibrahim - African Suite For Trio & String Orchestra (1998) | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
African Suite presents Abdullah Ibrahim's regular trio with bassist Belden Bullock and drummer George Gray along with a large string section drawn from the Youth Orchestra of the European Community. Daniel Schnyder ...
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Republic of Jazz: Ablaye Cissoko & Simon Goubert - African Jazz ...

Republic of Jazz: Ablaye Cissoko & Simon Goubert - African Jazz ... | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
Ablaye Cissoko & Simon Goubert - African Jazz Roots (2012). Ablaye Cissoko - kora, vocal. Simon Goubert - drums. Ousmane Ba - flute. Jean-Jacques Avenel - double bass. Bassirou Faye - sabar. Babou Ngom - percussion ...
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makossa original: Kotto Bass

makossa original: Kotto Bass | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
Kotto Bass or Nyamsi Theodore Auger for marital status, remains one of the most brilliant and beloved Cameroon artists of his generation, even though his star was just beginning to shine. Even today, songs like Edith ndola'a ...
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Cameroon – Sounds of Makossa, Bikutsi and the Bagyeli

Cameroon – Sounds of Makossa, Bikutsi and the Bagyeli | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
I had a slightly awkward meeting in Paris with legendary Cameroonian bassist and producer Aladji Touré, whose label the company I was working for was distributing. I remember sitting in his dusty office near the Sacre Coeur ...
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Angelique Kidjo brings her African rhythms to the Bay Area - San Jose Mercury News

Angelique Kidjo brings her African rhythms to the Bay Area - San Jose Mercury News | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
Angelique Kidjo brings her African rhythms to the Bay AreaSan Jose Mercury NewsIn addition to Freedman, Kidjo's quartet features young Senegalese percussionist Magatte Sow, Brazilian bassist Itaiguara Brandao, and American-born guitarist Dominic James,...
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Senegal Soul: Omar Pene - Senegal Blues

Senegal Soul: Omar Pene - Senegal Blues | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
... he joined the Super Diamono, one of the longest running Senegalese popular bands- just as the Orchestra Baobab and the Super Etoile of Dakar. Recruited by Bailo Diagne, the first bass-player and a founding member of ...
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Biram Seck & Band live at Nomad + guest act | Nomad London

Biram Seck & Band live at Nomad + guest act | Nomad London | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
Biram Seck Live at Nomad. As a Senegalese singer and songwriter Biram has a voice truly unique for it's raw husky quality and deep emotion. Biram is the son of a gawlo (minstrel caste) and player of an indigenous guitar called the xalam.
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Bassist Bill Wyman auditioned for The Rolling Stones 50 years ago ...

Bassist Bill Wyman auditioned for The Rolling Stones 50 years ago ... | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
Video: 'The Day I Joined The Rolling Stones' (Friday, December 7, 1962) -- Bassist Bill Wyman auditioned for The Rolling Stones today. He played his first.
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afrobeat, afrofunk, afrojazz, afrorock ...: From Senegal: Royal Band ...

afrobeat, afrofunk, afrojazz, afrorock ...: From Senegal: Royal Band ... | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
Tracks like "HOMMAGE À MBAYE FALL" will take you on a musical journey to the cultural crossroads of Senegal, West Africa's meeting point of European, Latin American and African musical traditions. This real-time, two-microphone ...
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Bassist Lane Baldwin Releases Christmas Song | Bass Musician

Bassist Lane Baldwin Releases Christmas Song | Bass Musician | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
Bassist Lane Baldwin Releases Christmas Song... To celebrate the Christmas season, internationally-acclaimed Blues bassist and vocalist Lane Baldwin...
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DAVE BRUBECK « Simanaitis Says

DAVE BRUBECK « Simanaitis Says | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
Quartet. The classic Dave Brubeck Quartet: Dave on piano, Paul Desmond on alto sax, Eugene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums. It was the presence of bassist Eugene Wright, an African-American, that brought forth ...
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The West African Highlife Band performs in downtown Oakland for ...

The West African Highlife Band performs in downtown Oakland for ... | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
The West African Highlife Band performs in downtown Oakland to celebrate Kwanzaa. Band leader Ken Okulolo played the bass guitar and a shekere, a beaded African instrument. The crowd listened and danced along to ...
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JazzWorldQuest - Daily World Jazz News: Lee Smith-Sittin' On a ...

JazzWorldQuest - Daily World Jazz News: Lee Smith-Sittin' On a ... | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
Was it his bass playing? No, that's no secret. Was it his writing? Perhaps, but certainly not a surprise. Was it his arranging? Again, maybe a secret, but no surprise. It's certainly no secret that everyone who knows know him ...
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Stéphane Kerecki trio + Tony Malaby & Bojan Z, Sound Architects

Stéphane Kerecki trio + Tony Malaby & Bojan Z, Sound Architects | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
Matthieu Donarier : tenor & soprano saxophones. Thomas Grimmonprez : drums. Stéphane Kerecki : double Bass 1.Snapshot 1 2.Serbian Folk Song 3.Le Scaphandre et le Papillon 4.Sound Architects 5.Snapshot 2 6.Lunatic ...
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Seckou Keita – review - The Guardian

Seckou Keita – review - The Guardian | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
Seckou Keita – reviewThe GuardianHis band started by easing into Rewmi, a song of unity that became an anthem during the last Senegalese election.
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Bassist Etienne Mbappé's second India tour kicks off in Delhi ...

Bassist Etienne Mbappé's second India tour kicks off in Delhi ... | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
Bass player and vocalist Etienne Mbappé played his maiden India concert at Blue Frog, Mumbai in August 2009. Like Richard Bonna, also a bassist and singer from Cameroon, Etienne seemed to be celebrating his music.
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Congo Meets Djembe

Just checking the sound of a new beat. I have the 12 inch Pearl Djembe set up between my legs, resting against the Congos and suspended by the rung of my stool.
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Music on Top: Etienne Mbappé: Misiya (2004)

Music on Top: Etienne Mbappé: Misiya (2004) | Jazz and Africa | Scoop.it
Fairly unknown to big audiences, but at the same time one of the most talented African bass players, Etienne Mbappé has, since moving to Paris from his home country Cameroon in the '70s, played with musicians such as Joe ...
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