January '17

Hola majita! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...

This month we bring you classic grooves by the likes of OZIAS and RUSH, as well as Congolese star JOHNNY BOKELO ISENGE and plenty more.

To purchase still-sealed copies of these and other albums, email djokapi[at]gmail.com!

BRUBECK/NTONI AFRO COOL CONCEPT - Afro-Cool Concept in New Orleans (1990)

African Echoes/Sun/WGBH Education Foundation, AE7865   
Producer: Martin Miller (exec: Robert Lyons)   
Engineers: Steve Colby, Dave Classer & Miles Smith       
Recorded at: GBH Mobile, Boston USA


Recorded live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (April 27-May 6, 1990), featuring Darius Brubeck (then based in Durban) on piano and synths, Victor Ntoni on acoustic bass, Lulu Gontshana on drums and Barney Rachabane on sax.

"AFRO-COOL' went to the 'source' with one simple message: there is such a thing as South African Jazz. Maybe they knew it already as the group had a prime slot in the festival: between New Orleans heroes - Harry Connick Jr and Ellis Marsalis. Our exactly 59 minute performance was carried over 100 US radio station and of course we did not know then we were also making an album. But, thanks to the generosity and supreme technical ability of National Public Radio and the Festival, here is part of that musical message."