Bokani Dyer – Music Without Any Perimeters

The Motswana-South Black pianist Bokani dyer is actually a well-travelled performer who has actually travelled the globe as well as gained a respected Pro Helvetia musician residency in Switzerland. His popular music blends neighborhood and also international effects.

His standout contribution to Brownswood Audios’ 2021 South Africa jazz collection Indaba Is has been actually complied with up through a complete studio album named World Songs. Along with 15 authentic keep tracks of, it shows his multifaceted effects.

Emancipate The Account
After succeeding the Criterion Bank Young Performer Honor in 2011 with his sophomore album Emancipate The Story, Bokani Dyer created a solid groundwork with 2015’s extensive Planet Popular music and 2018’s trio-focused Neo Indigenous. For his debut for Brownswood Recordings, the Motswana-South Black pianist, composer and manufacturer– that likewise composed as well as composed the authentic for the 2023 movie Capturing Sensations starring Kagiso Lediga– found to even further describe his artistic path, discovering practice while precipitating the present-day garden of South Africa jazz. More about the author

The outcome is actually a deeply spiritual task that reaches the breadth of the individual adventure, along with lyrics showing an assortment of thoughts and also tips. If any sort of one keep track of resonates most importantly, it’s the introspective Resonance of Fact, a request for self-liberation from people-pleasing and also a seek transcendence.

All over 14 keep tracks of that shift in personnel, Dyer teams up with a that’s that of South African ability consisting of bass guitar players Keenan Ahrends as well as Reza Khota, singer Yonela Mnana, saxophonists Linda Sikhakhane and also Pal Wells, trumpeter Robin Fassie-Kock and also drummer Sphelelo Mazibuko. Erykah Badu, Glen Lewis as well as Carl Thomas are amongst the lost influences whose tempos educate his very own, while Moses Sumney and also Jordan Rakei supply more present-day referrals.

World Popular music
Having actually won the Requirement Banking company Youthful Artist award for Jazz music in 2010, Dyer’s 2015 album, World Music, is heavy as well as split. It combines experienced superstars like bassist Shane Cooper and also drummer Marlon Witbooi, with fresh skill like singers Lee-Anne Fortuin and also Sakhile Moleshe. Rhythms and also structures coming from around the planet mingle. Taking its own title from a rhyme by Ntone Edjabe that pipes the report’s compact disc sleeve, the album is actually a proof to “music without borders”.

A respected performer, Dyer has actually opened up for jazz music vocalist Melanie Scholtz, and becomes part of canal ensemble Spirit Housing Project. He has actually likewise visited the UK along with his quintet, as well as in 2016 joined South African jazz singer Sisonke Xonti on her debut cd Iyonde. Dyer additionally curates a normal slot at Greater london’s Orbit Jazz music nightclub, the Jazzafrika Heritage Procedure.

A Motswana-born pianist, author and manufacturer, his approach to jazz music includes elements of electronic, R&B, Afro-Latin, and symphonic music. He examined in The big apple along with US pianist Jason Moran and also has launched 3 cds – featuring the significantly well-known Emancipate The Story, Oscillations, and a triad offering, Neo Native, which succeeded the 2019 SAMA for greatest jazz music cd. In 2018, Dyer launched a collection of live concerts in South Africa phoned ‘Dyer Unplugged’, which will be actually complied with by his second center cd Broadcast Sechaba in 2020.

Radio Sechaba
Bokani Dyer’s brand-new record, a double cd entitled Radio Sechaba, delivers an informal view into South Africa’s multifaceted individuals as well as an opportunity for global link by means of music. The meaning responsible for the ‘Sechaba’ in the label – nation – is actually mirrored throughout the cd as it polishes in to the relevant styles of oneness and positive outlook.

The cd was actually taped in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa as well as at the household’s personal Dyertribe center with engineer Tashepo Mothwa. It’s a gorgeous audio with a prosperous noise and also very clear acoustics, evocative old college SA jazz recordings. The album additionally shows Bokani’s capacity to combine modern impacts like the neo-soul scene with his classic instruction, along with Erykah Badu as well as Donny Hathaway appearing as necessary effects as conventional SA musicians like Oliver Mtukudzi as well as Pat Metheny.

A solid local color goes through the report along with the position keep track of Ke Nako (‘ permit’s build the nation, it is actually time’) performed in Setswana, the language of Botswana where Bokani was actually birthed as well as brought up. The tune is actually a telephone call to action and also includes visitor vocalist Tomeletso Sereetsi from the band Sereetsi as well as the Natives.

The haunting ballad Ho Tla Loka is a lament for those that have actually perished, a lovely duet with Yonela Mnana’s heavenly distribution and also typical compatibilities. The report ends along with a funeral item contacted Medu which is written by Bokani and also dedicated to trombonist Jonas Gwangwa that died in 2021.

Ke Nako
A Sesotho phrase that means “it is actually opportunity,” Ke Nako is actually an ask for Africa to take the spotlight in such a way that commemorates the continent’s humanity. The words is part of the main 2010 Globe Mug mantra as well as has likewise been used as the theme of this year’s Black Union Top.

Dyer has worked together along with South African theatre supervisor Mkhululi Mabija on his development My Little girl/ Child, generated saxophonist Sisonke Xonti’s launching album Iyonde, and also curated the Jazzafrika Tradition Sessions, a show set commemorating South Africa’s very most popular jazz authors. He has likewise documented with the Bokani Dyer Triad and also seemed like a visitor in the quintet of famous trumpeter Feya Faku.

Furthermore, he has actually executed widely worldwide, featuring at the Jazzahead display in Bremen, Germany. He was also a second best in the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship competition in 2009 and devoted 3 weeks in New york city being trained through jazz pianist Jason Moran.

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