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Johnny Dyani
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
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CD Details

All Artists: Johnny Dyani
Title: Afrika
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Steeplechase
Release Date: 7/29/1994
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Africa, Avant Garde & Free Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 716043118625, 723721864125

CD Reviews

Sublime African jazz-funk
Dr. Slump | Montreal, Quebec, Canada | 09/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dyani, one of of the key members of the South African jazz scene of the 60s and 70s, departs somewhat from his earlier work with this album. Unlike his earlier albums such as Song for Biko, which featured Don Cherry, Afrika moves more into the realm of jazz-funk. It features a steel drummer - a rare breed in the jazz world. While the band's funky sound may take some getting used to, it makes for some really unique music, incorporating elements of African music as well as funk and jazz. Overall, it's a sublime and even quite moving album that doesn't sound quite like anything else."