Exclusive Daily Download: "De Makeba," The Jazz Dazzlers

A free exclusive of South African jazz from "Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation."


Salon Staff
August 4, 2006 11:01AM (UTC)

South African jazz from the '50s and '60s is a wonderful thing; mixing the simple, nourishing harmonies of kwela and township music with big band jazz arrangements, it feels simultaneously rustic and sophisticated, cosmopolitan and cozy. This track, a tune written by the great saxophonist Mackay Davashe and recorded with his band the Jazz Dazzlers, is included on the soundtrack to the 1997 documentary "Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation," recently out on DVD from Palm Pictures.

-- T.B.

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