Bokani Dyer – Popular Music With No Perimeters

The Motswana-South Black pianist Bokani dyer is actually a well-travelled artist who has actually explored the planet and also gained a respected Pro Helvetia artist post degree residency in Switzerland. His popular music blends regional and international effects.

His standout payment to Brownswood Recordings’ 2021 South Africa jazz compilation Indaba Is actually has been complied with up by a total studio album called Globe Music. With 15 authentic monitors, it demonstrates his complex impacts.

Emancipate The Tale
After winning the Standard Banking company Young Artist Award in 2011 with his sophomore cd Emancipate The Story, Bokani Dyer built a solid foundation with 2015’s extensive Planet Popular music as well as 2018’s trio-focused Neo Indigenous. For his launching for Brownswood Audios, the Motswana-South Black pianist, composer and producer– that additionally created and comprised the initial for the 2023 film Recording Sensations starring Kagiso Lediga– sought to better define his artistic trajectory, looking into heritage while precipitating the present-day garden of South Africa jazz. BOKANDIYER

The result is a profoundly spiritual task that spans the width of the individual experience, along with lyrics expressing a stable of notions as well as ideas. If any type of one path resonates above all, it’s the meditative Resonance of Fact, a request for self-liberation from people-pleasing and a search for perfection.

All over 14 tracks that switch in workers, Dyer collaborates along with a that’s that of South African ability including bass guitarists Keenan Ahrends and also Reza Khota, vocalist Yonela Mnana, saxophonists Linda Sikhakhane as well as Colleague Wells, trumpeter Robin Fassie-Kock as well as drummer Sphelelo Mazibuko. Erykah Badu, Glen Lewis and Carl Thomas are amongst the lost influences whose cadences educate his own, while Moses Sumney and also Jordan Rakei supply additional present-day referrals.

Planet Songs
Having actually won the Specification Bank Young Artist honor for Jazz music in 2010, Dyer’s 2015 cd, World Popular music, is actually dense and also split. It blends experienced celebrities like bassist Shane Cooper as well as drummer Marlon Witbooi, with fresh ability like singers Lee-Anne Fortuin and also Sakhile Moleshe. Rhythms as well as appearances from around the entire world blend. Taking its headline coming from a rhyme by Ntone Edjabe that pipes the file’s CD sleeve, the album is a proof to “popular music with no borders”.

A prolific performer, Dyer has actually opened for jazz vocalist Melanie Scholtz, as well as belongs to canal outfit Spirit Property Task. He has additionally explored the UK along with his quintet, and also in 2016 participated in South African jazz vocalist Sisonke Xonti on her debut album Iyonde. Dyer also curates a routine port at Greater london’s Track Jazz nightclub, the Jazzafrika Legacy Sessions.

A Motswana-born pianist, author and also manufacturer, his strategy to jazz music integrates aspects of electronic, R&B, Afro-Latin, and also symphonic music. He researched in The big apple with US pianist Jason Moran as well as has launched 3 cds – consisting of the seriously acclaimed Emancipate The Tale, Oscillations, and also a triad offering, Neo Native, which won the 2019 SAMA for absolute best jazz album. In 2018, Dyer launched a set of online shows in South Africa phoned ‘Dyer Unplugged’, which are going to be adhered to through his 2nd workshop cd Broadcast Sechaba in 2020.

Broadcast Sechaba
Bokani Dyer’s brand new record, a dual cd entitled Radio Sechaba, delivers a close sight into South Africa’s multifaceted people as well as an option for worldwide link by means of songs. The significance behind the ‘Sechaba’ in the label – country – is shown throughout the cd as it hones in to the associated motifs of unity as well as positive outlook.

The cd was actually documented in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and at the loved ones’s very own Dyertribe center with engineer Tashepo Mothwa. It’s a beautiful audio along with a rich audio and crystal clear acoustics, remindful of old-fashioned SA jazz music audios. The album additionally illustrates Bokani’s ability to integrate modern influences like the neo-soul scene along with his classic upbringing, with Erykah Badu and Donny Hathaway looking like crucial influences as typical SA artists like Oliver Mtukudzi as well as Pat Metheny.

A strong feeling of place permeates the record with the opening track Ke Nako (‘ let’s construct the country, it is actually opportunity’) performed in Setswana, the language of Botswana where Bokani was born and raised. The song is a phone call to action as well as features attendee singer Tomeletso Sereetsi coming from the band Sereetsi and the Citizens.

The haunting ballad Ho Tla Loka is actually a lament for those who have actually died, a gorgeous duet with Yonela Mnana’s angelic distribution and also traditional consistencies. The report finishes along with a funeral piece gotten in touch with Medu which is composed through Bokani and also committed to trombonist Jonas Gwangwa that passed away in 2021.

Ke Nako
A Sesotho phrase that indicates “it’s opportunity,” Ke Nako is a require Africa to take the limelight in such a way that commemorates the continent’s mankind. The words is component of the official 2010 Planet Cup slogan and has additionally been embraced as the style of this year’s Black Union Peak.

Dyer has teamed up along with South African theatre supervisor Mkhululi Mabija on his creation My Little girl/ Kid, produced saxophonist Sisonke Xonti’s launching cd Iyonde, and curated the Jazzafrika Heritage Sessions, a show set celebrating South Africa’s very most popular jazz music composers. He has actually additionally captured along with the Bokani Dyer Trio as well as seemed like a guest in the quintet of epic trumpeter Feya Faku.

Furthermore, he has actually performed thoroughly worldwide, including at the Jazzahead feature in Bremen, Germany. He was also a second best in the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship competition in 2009 and also invested 3 weeks in New York being trained through jazz pianist Jason Moran.

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