Bokani Dyer – Music Without Any Boundaries


The Motswana-South Black pianist Bokani dyer is a well-travelled artist that has actually toured the planet and won a reputable Pro Helvetia artist post degree residency in Switzerland. His music combinations regional as well as global impacts.

His standout addition to Brownswood Audios’ 2021 South Africa jazz compilation Indaba Is has actually been actually observed up through a complete center album referred to as Globe Music. With 15 authentic monitors, it demonstrates his multifaceted influences.

Emancipate The Tale
After gaining the Requirement Bank Youthful Artist Honor in 2011 along with his student album Emancipate The Tale, Bokani Dyer constructed a solid groundwork with 2015’s wide-ranging Globe Songs as well as 2018’s trio-focused Neo Indigenous. For his launching for Brownswood Audios, the Motswana-South African pianist, author and developer– who likewise composed and also composed the authentic for the 2023 film Catching Feelings starring Kagiso Lediga– sought to better define his imaginative path, exploring heritage while precipitating the modern garden of South Africa jazz. More about the author

The outcome is a greatly spiritual job that extends the breadth of the individual adventure, with lyrics sharing a variety of ideas as well as suggestions. If any kind of one track reverberates most of all, it is actually the contemplative Vibration of Truth, a prayer for self-liberation coming from people-pleasing as well as a seek perfection.

Across 14 keep tracks of that move in employees, Dyer collaborates along with a that’s that of South African talent featuring bass guitarists Keenan Ahrends as well as Reza Khota, singer Yonela Mnana, saxophonists Linda Sikhakhane and Colleague Wells, trumpeter Robin Fassie-Kock and also drummer Sphelelo Mazibuko. Erykah Badu, Glen Lewis and Carl Thomas are amongst the bygone effects whose cadences educate his personal, while Moses Sumney and also Jordan Rakei deliver more present-day referrals.

Planet Songs
Having actually won the Standard Bank Young Performer award for Jazz in 2010, Dyer’s 2015 album, World Popular music, is heavy and also layered. It integrates experienced stars like bassist Shane Cooper and drummer Marlon Witbooi, along with new skill like singers Lee-Anne Fortuin as well as Sakhile Moleshe. Rhythms as well as structures from around the entire world mingle. Taking its own title from a poem by Ntone Edjabe that lines the file’s CD sleeve, the album is actually a testament to “popular music without any borderlines”.

A respected performer, Dyer has opened up for jazz singer Melanie Scholtz, and belongs to groove clothing Soul Casing Task. He has likewise toured the UK with his quintet, as well as in 2016 signed up with South African jazz vocalist Sisonke Xonti on her debut cd Iyonde. Dyer likewise curates a regular slot at London’s Track Jazz music nightclub, the Jazzafrika Heritage Sessions.

A Motswana-born pianist, composer as well as developer, his technique to jazz music incorporates components of electronic, R&B, Afro-Latin, and timeless songs. He examined in New York along with US pianist Jason Moran and also has actually released 3 albums – featuring the critically well-known Emancipate The Tale, Oscillations, as well as a trio offering, Neo Native, which won the 2019 SAMA for greatest jazz cd. In 2018, Dyer launched a collection of real-time performances in South Africa called ‘Dyer Unplugged’, which will certainly be adhered to by his 2nd workshop cd Broadcast Sechaba in 2020.

Radio Sechaba
Bokani Dyer’s new report, a dual album titled Broadcast Sechaba, delivers an informal scenery into South Africa’s varied folks and an option for global relationship by means of popular music. The significance responsible for the ‘Sechaba’ in the title – country – is actually shown throughout the album as it sharpens in to the associated styles of uniformity and positive outlook.

The cd was actually tape-recorded in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa as well as at the loved ones’s personal Dyertribe studio along with designer Tashepo Mothwa. It’s a beautiful audio along with a wealthy sound and clear acoustics, remindful of traditional SA jazz recordings. The album additionally shows Bokani’s capacity to integrate modern influences like the neo-soul setting along with his timeless training, along with Erykah Badu and also Donny Hathaway showing up as necessary effects as standard SA musicians including Oliver Mtukudzi and also Pat Metheny.

A solid feeling of place goes through the report with the opening track Ke Nako (‘ let’s create the country, it is actually opportunity’) sung in Setswana, the foreign language of Botswana where Bokani was actually born and reared. The song is a call to activity and also includes attendee singer Tomeletso Sereetsi from the band Sereetsi and the Natives.

The haunting ballad Ho Tla Loka is actually a lament for those that have actually died, a stunning duet along with Yonela Mnana’s ethereal shipping as well as traditional harmonies. The document finishes with a funeral item called Medu which is actually written by Bokani and devoted to trombonist Jonas Gwangwa that passed away in 2021.

Ke Nako
A Sesotho word that indicates “it’s opportunity,” Ke Nako is actually a require Africa to take the spotlight in a manner that commemorates the continent’s humanity. The phrase is actually part of the main 2010 Planet Mug motto as well as has additionally been actually embraced as the style of this year’s Black Union Peak.

Dyer has actually collaborated along with South African theater director Mkhululi Mabija on his development My Daughter/ Son, generated saxophonist Sisonke Xonti’s debut album Iyonde, and curated the Jazzafrika Heritage Sessions, a concert series commemorating South Africa’s very most prominent jazz composers. He has additionally taped with the Bokani Dyer Trio as well as looked like a visitor in the quintet of epic trumpeter Feya Faku.

In addition, he has carried out substantially internationally, featuring at the Jazzahead exhibit in Bremen, Germany. He was actually likewise a second best in the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship competitors in 2009 and devoted 3 weeks in Nyc being actually trained by jazz music pianist Jason Moran.

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