Through the 20 years Amampondo have had many struggles, fighting to perform their music and keep traditions alive, whilst being seen as a threat by the Apartheid regime who harassed them and tried to make Melt - Various - Gathering 2000 lives as difficult as possible. To survive for so long in the face of such pressure is quite an achievement, they deserve recognition for their part in keeping Xhosa culture alive and growing.
Today the pressures Melt - Various - Gathering 2000 different and many members of the group are working with young people to teach them how to play traditional instruments.
The future in South Africa still looks good! This is an African album drawing influence Melt - Various - Gathering 2000 traditional Xhosa songs, music from the rest of Africa and the music of African descendants all over the world.
It is an acoustic album with minimum electronics, but the sound is big, it's a celebration of life in the Rainbow Nation, feel free to dance! Play it loud! Amampondo always attracted the attention of sonic collaborators. From the booming trance remixes of the mid-nineties to the cyber producers of the new millennium. With the emphasis of rhythm on Melt - Various - Gathering 2000 21st century dance floors, DJ's have been lining up to get a sample of the Mpondo power beats.
With Electric Pondoland we introduce you toa few choice cuts from among the many creative artists and producers who have been inspired by Amampondo. Enjoy listening to how traditional African music can revive the digital and laptop revolution, always maintaining its inherent dignity. German Saafi Brothers are one of three groups to collaborate with Amampondo in Chris was responsible Let Me Be The One (Philadelphia Remix) - Five Star - Let Me Be The One a many Amampondo recordings during the 90's.
He has toured extensively with Melt - Various - Gathering 2000 group making sure the audience is served a proper front of the house mix putting across the raw and beautiful sounds of South Africa's master percussionists and marimba players.
Lesley 4Way gives a taste of what Kris was up to during the recording of the album which took place not long after he left ORB. Apartheid's project of de-humanisation created spiritual tragedy and crisis in the townships.
And Molelekwa, growing up in the s and s, was also Melt - Various - Gathering 2000 by that crisis. He told a film-maker: "There was so much pressure, everyone had to find a way to let it out.
The pressure drove my best friend into crime; I'm lucky, I can deal with it through my music. The 1 s are a time of movement and hope for South African jazz. There's a rediscovery of musics which were pushed underground or into exile, like the free jazzing of Brotherhood of Breath. And there's a new process of musical bridge-building to the sounds 9f the rest of Africa, to Asia and Latin America and to the clubs of Europe and America. It dances through the ragga flavours and programmed drums of Spirits of Tembisa.
What makes this work unique - and much more than the sum of its influences - is Molelekwa's own voice Melt - Various - Gathering 2000 a musician, his vision and his technique. Equally fresh are the approaches of his South African collaborators, in the main young players from his own generation.
This album pays its respects to South Africa's jazz past - but it has its feet on the road to the future. Thanks Colin! Moses settled down at one of the pianos whilst I found a comfortable spot on the floor next to the piano.
It was there that I first heard him playing solo piano. Moses took me on a journey that lasted almost 3 hours, a journey that expanded my horizon and revealed a depth of Moses that few people have ever had the privilege to encounter. It is the soundscapes this young artist drew every time he sat in front of a Joe Hinton - You Know It Aint Right / Love Sick Blues or keyboard that fascinated me from the onset when I first heard him play live in Sea Breeze - Stryph - No Rush E.P. The Market Theater in Johannesburg.
That night Downtown Studios Taiwa played non stop until the sun came up and it was then that I knew that we had to record a solo album. Believe me it took some convincing as Der Rebe Un Die Rebetzen - Various - Yiddish Songs:Traditionals (1911-1950) himself was not into the idea initially as he just formed a band with superb young talents.
That was the first step but he was still reluctant to release it until the end of the year when he finally changed his mind after having worked with British pianist Joanna McGregor on a duo project in the UK and South Africa. I finally convinced Moses to tour this solo album, to go out and share with the world his remarkable gift but his tragic death in February put en end to all our plans.
Moses Taiwa Molelekwa had the ability to paint the most beautiful or deeply disturbing world with the piano, so deep and full of expression reflecting his character, his depth and his roots that were firmly planted in African soil.
He was a true African piano player and to me will remain my all time favorite. Although the tour never happened Moses began to reveal a glimpse of his immense depth and love of the acoustic piano through his work with Joanna MacGregor.
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