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South African jazz is the jazz of South Africa. The jazz scene in South Africa grew much as it did in the United States. Tomodachi Big Friend - Various - Super Eurobeat Vol.
182 performances in nightclubs, dances, and other venues, musicians had the opportunity to play music often. Musicians such as singer Sathima Bea Benjamin learned by going to nightclubs and jam sessions and waiting for opportunities to offer their talents. One unique aspect of the South African jazz scene was the appearance of individuals imitating popular artists as closely as possible because the real musician wasn't there to perform in the area.
For instance, one could find a "Cape Town Dizzy Gillespie" who would imitate not only the music, but the look and style of Dizzy. One of the first major bebop groups in South Africa in the s was the Jazz Epistles. This group was the first in South Africa to cut a record in the bebop style, but their contemporaries, the Blue Notesled by pianist Chris McGregorwere no less involved in the local jazz scene. Together, these two groups formed the backbone of South African bebop. An early use of jazz as an anti-apartheid tool was the production of a musical entitled King Kong.
The musical was premiered to an integrated Ngai Na Yo Se - African Jazz* - African Jazz 1960 at the University of Witwatersrand despite efforts of the government to prevent its opening. The university had legal jurisdiction over its property and was able to allow the gathering of an integrated audience. From this point on, as the play toured South Africa, it carried this undertone of defiance with it.
The success of the play eventually took it to premiere in London, and while failing financially outside of South Africa, allowed many local jazz musicians an opportunity to obtain passports and leave the country. In Marchthe first in a series of small uprisings occurred, in an event that is now known as the Sharpeville Massacre. Gatherings of more than ten people were also declared illegal.
As a result, a mass exodus was created of jazz musicians leaving South Africa seeking work. Oye Oye Reggae (One Step Forward) - DouDou * - Oye Oye Reggae some, the move proved to be fortuitous.
Ibrahim and Benjamin found themselves in the company of US jazz great Duke Ellington in a night club in Paris in early Artists such as Masekela traveled to the United States and were exposed first hand to the American jazz scene. One of the most important subgenres of jazz in the region is Cape Jazz. The music originates from Cape Town and surrounding towns and is inspired by the carnival music of the area, sometimes Ngai Na Yo Se - African Jazz* - African Jazz 1960 to 雪の革命 - Gagle - 3 Men On Wax Goema.
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