Listen: Explore the music of South Africa

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Music of South Africa

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August 09, 2018

Explore the music of South Africa with this fun and eclectic playlist, featuring classical, jazz and traditional music performed or composed by musicians from Soweto to Capetown.

Tracklist

00:00
Miriam Makeba / Jerry Ragovoy
Pata Pata (arr. Iain Farrington)
Aurora Orchestra
Iain Farrington, conductor
Pumeza Matshikiza, soprano

02:16
Hugh Masekala
Grazing in the Grass
Written by: Philemon Hou / Harry Elston
Henry Franklin, bass
Chuck Carter, drums
Bruce Langhorne, guitar
William Henderson, piano
Al Abreu, tenor saxophone
Hugh Masekela, trumpet

04:58
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Homeless

8:51
Soweto String Quartet
Kwela
From the album, "Zebra Crossing"

12:19
Traditional (arr. Theo Wendt)
Four South African Folktunes
South African Broadcasting Corporation National Symphony Orchestra
Peter Marchbank, conductor

20:12
Abdullah Ibrahim
Chisa
From the Album, "Cape Town Flowers"
Abdullah Ibrahim, piano
George Gray, drums

24:08
Nathan Mdledle
The Click Song (arr. Iain Farrington)
Aurora Orchestra
Iain Farrington, conductor
Pumeza Matshikiza, soprano

26:22
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Different Colors Mean Nothing To Me (Unkulunkulu Wethu)

32:00
W.H. Bell
A South African Symphony: II - Scherzo
South African Broadcasting Corporation National Symphony Orchestra
Peter Marchbank, conductor

38:26
Peter Louis Van Dijk
Horizons
The King's Singers

45:32
Gideon Fagan
Ilala (Tone Poem)
South African Broadcasting Corporation National Symphony Orchestra
Peter Marchbank, conductor