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African Jazz Pioneers


The Pioneers, founded within the ’80s, play ’50s and ’60s South African jazz, wanting to recreate the fun of this era’s live performances. Led by sax participant Ntemi Piliso, a practiced marabi superstar, the group comprises both veteran marabi players and young musicians who’ve found the style.

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Full Name African Jazz Pioneers
Music Songs Way Back Fifties, Ten Ten Special, Mantonoro, Sip 'n Fly, Yeka Yeka, Jive Township, Bra Ntemi's Kwela, Shufflin' Joe, Emalangeni, Dark City, Hellfire, Sunrise - Mpumalanga, Mpara, Sondela, Randfontein, Skokiaan, Uzozo, Baby Ntsoare, Marabi, Uyeyeye, Mzabalazo, Umbombela, Hosh, Nonto Sangoma, Lasmoney, Maperepeswa, Amagama Aphelile, Kofifi, Sgaxa Mabande, Bhod L'Umilo, Kokoko Vulani, Bashimane
Albums Afrika Vukani, Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 76-3rd Avenue, Sip 'n Fly, The African Jazz Pioneers, Best Of, The Best of African Jazz Pioneers, Grand Masters, Greatest Moments Of

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Blended 2014 performer: "Sunrise Mpumalanga", "Emalangeni"

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