Bokani Dyer – Popular Music Without Boundaries

The Motswana-South African pianist Bokani dyer is actually a well-travelled musician that has actually explored the planet as well as succeeded a distinguished Pro Helvetia performer post degree residency in Switzerland. His music mixtures nearby as well as international impacts.

His standout addition to Brownswood Recordings’ 2021 South Africa jazz collection Indaba Is has actually been observed up by a full studio cd named Globe Music. With 15 initial tracks, it reflects his diverse influences.

Emancipate The Story
After succeeding the Criterion Banking company Young Performer Award in 2011 with his student album Emancipate The Story, Bokani Dyer created a solid groundwork with 2015’s comprehensive Globe Music and 2018’s trio-focused Neo Indigenous. For his launching for Brownswood Audios, the Motswana-South African pianist, author and also manufacturer– who additionally wrote as well as comprised the authentic for the 2023 film Capturing Emotions starring Kagiso Lediga– sought to even more determine his imaginative velocity, discovering heritage while precipitating the contemporary landscape of South Africa jazz music. BOKANI DYER

The outcome is a greatly metaphysical venture that reaches the breadth of the individual expertise, along with verses showing a variety of thoughts and also tips. If any kind of one track sounds above all, it’s the introspective Vibration of Honest truth, a request for self-liberation from people-pleasing as well as a hunt for perfection.

Around 14 tracks that shift in staffs, Dyer teams up along with a who’s that of South African ability featuring bass guitar players Keenan Ahrends and Reza Khota, vocalist Yonela Mnana, saxophonists Linda Sikhakhane and also Buddy Wells, trumpeter Robin Fassie-Kock as well as drummer Sphelelo Mazibuko. Erykah Badu, Glen Lewis as well as Carl Thomas are actually amongst the bygone influences whose rhythmuses notify his very own, while Moses Sumney and Jordan Rakei offer additional contemporary referrals.

World Songs
Having actually gained the Standard Bank Youthful Artist honor for Jazz in 2010, Dyer’s 2015 cd, Globe Music, is dense and split. It integrates skilled stars like bassist Shane Cooper and drummer Marlon Witbooi, along with new ability like vocalists Lee-Anne Fortuin and also Sakhile Moleshe. Rhythms and also textures from around the world blend. Taking its own label coming from a rhyme by Ntone Edjabe that pipes the report’s compact disc sleeve, the cd is actually a proof to “popular music along with no perimeters”.

A respected entertainer, Dyer has actually opened up for jazz music vocalist Melanie Scholtz, and also becomes part of groove clothing Soul Property Project. He has actually also toured the UK with his quintet, and in 2016 signed up with South African jazz music singer Sisonke Xonti on her launching album Iyonde. Dyer likewise curates a normal port at London’s Orbit Jazz nightclub, the Jazzafrika Legacy Sessions.

A Motswana-born pianist, author as well as developer, his strategy to jazz integrates factors of digital, R&B, Afro-Latin, and timeless songs. He analyzed in New york city along with United States pianist Jason Moran as well as has released three cds – consisting of the critically well-known Emancipate The Account, Oscillations, and a trio offering, Neo Native, which won the 2019 SAMA for finest jazz album. In 2018, Dyer introduced a series of online shows in South Africa contacted ‘Dyer Unplugged’, which will be complied with by his second workshop cd Broadcast Sechaba in 2020.

Broadcast Sechaba
Bokani Dyer’s brand new record, a double cd titled Broadcast Sechaba, gives an informal view in to South Africa’s complex individuals as well as a chance for global connection with music. The definition behind the ‘Sechaba’ in the headline – nation – is actually demonstrated throughout the cd as it hones in to the related themes of uniformity as well as confidence.

The cd was taped in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and also at the family’s personal Dyertribe center along with engineer Tashepo Mothwa. It’s a lovely recording with a rich noise and crystal clear acoustics, evocative old-fashioned SA jazz music audios. The album additionally illustrates Bokani’s ability to include contemporary effects like the neo-soul scene with his classic instruction, along with Erykah Badu as well as Donny Hathaway seeming like essential effects as typical SA musicians such as Oliver Mtukudzi as well as Dab Metheny.

A powerful feeling of location goes through the report with the opening track Ke Nako (‘ permit’s build the nation, it is actually opportunity’) performed in Setswana, the language of Botswana where Bokani was actually born as well as reared. The track is actually a phone call to action and also features visitor 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 beautiful duet along with Yonela Mnana’s angelic distribution as well as standard compatibilities. The document ends along with a funeral part phoned Medu which is actually created through Bokani and also committed to trombonist Jonas Gwangwa who passed away in 2021.

Ke Nako
A Sesotho word that implies “it is actually opportunity,” Ke Nako is actually an ask for Africa to take the limelight in such a way that celebrates the continent’s humankind. The key phrase becomes part of the formal 2010 Planet Cup motto as well as has additionally been actually used as the style of this particular year’s African Union Summit.

Dyer has actually collaborated with South African theater director Mkhululi Mabija on his creation My Little girl/ Child, created saxophonist Sisonke Xonti’s launching album Iyonde, and also curated the Jazzafrika Tradition Procedure, a performance set commemorating South Africa’s very most famous jazz authors. He has also captured along with the Bokani Dyer Trio and also seemed like a visitor in the quintet of famous trumpeter Feya Faku.

In add-on, he has carried out thoroughly around the globe, featuring at the Jazzahead feature in Bremen, Germany. He was actually likewise a runner-up in the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship competition in 2009 and also devoted 3 full weeks in The big apple being actually trained by jazz music pianist Jason Moran.

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