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Cape Town Jazz & Exile During The Struggle: Part One, Johnny Dyani, Bea Benjamin & Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim)

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Back in late March The Return of the Illicit Groove attended the Cape Town Jazz Festival in order ton report on and review the event. Whilst in Cape Town reporter Bob Hill also took the opportunity to visit other music venues as well as record stores.  It was in one such store, Mabu Vinyl in Long Street, that Bob purchased apartheid  and post-apartheid era Jazz from Cape Town.

Brian Currin (who is also part of the enduring story of the ‘Searching For Sugar Man’ artist Rodriguez)  from Mabu selected a number of re-issued albums which typified the brilliance of Capetonian Jazz in the apartheid era and spoke at length about the contexts in which these albums were recorded; some in exile, some not.

Artists such as Bheki Mseleku, Bea Benjamin, Dollar Brand, Black Disco, Moses Taiwa Molelekwa, Pacific Express and Johnny Dyani are almost impossible to find on their original…

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Created a web presence for “Speaking About Sugar Man: All The Cold Facts”

An informative and inspiring motivational talk about the Rodriguez phenomenon.

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The Bluest Blues – Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 25 January 2017

The Bluest Blues – Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 6pm to 8pm (Central African Time) on www.AllJazzRadio.co.za.Presented by Brian Currin from Mabu Vinyl

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I Got The Blues – Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Tribute to the blues world of The Rolling Stones, including many of their roots and influences.

This is part of my “Old, New, Borrowed & Blues” series which features a bunch of old tunes, a few brand new songs, a handful of cover versions and all blues.

Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 28 December 2016, 6pm to 8pm (Central African Time) onwww.AllJazzRadio.co.za. Presented by Brian Currin from Mabu Vinyl, Cape Town

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Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 6pm to 8pm (Central African Time) onwww.AllJazzRadio.co.za. Presented by Brian Currin from Mabu Vinyl, Cape Town

Includes interview with Cape Town band, The Picts.