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Sunday 7 December 2014

Long Walk To Freedom

I hope you have half an hour to spare - if you planned your weekend right that should not be a problem on a Sunday evening - because you are going to need most of it to listen to these two. They both clock in at well over ten minutes. The more important thing they have in common is that they were both adopted as unofficial anti-apartheid anthems in the mid 1970s. And they are both great.

"Mannenberg" - Abdullah Ibrahim

"Papa's Land" - Sonny Okosun

 Abdullah Ibrahim started out life as Dollar Brand. You know what's coming.


  1. I'm not big on jazz but that first track is absolutely hypnotic

  2. My feelings on jazz in general are the same as yours. This track and a few other South African jazz dudes like Hugh Masekela are the exceptions.