We Got The Jazz

Every Tuesday evening The Rizz Corner & The Sound Unit Radio Show bring you the best in Jazzhop, NuJazz and NuSoul. Tonight on the Sound Unit Radio Show Hip Hop meets Jazz & Jazz Meets Hip Hop which will feature music from Jazzy Jeff's Hidden Beach Records and many sampled Blue Note Originals used in Hip Hop and Neo-Soul. The show starts off with Jazzy versions of our favourite top Hip Hop/R&B hits from The Unwrapped Project, El Michels Affair and Shawn Lee followed by some Hip Hop Influenced Jazz from Ryan Porter, Makaya McCraven, Robert Glasper and Takuya Kuroda . Definitely some top quality jazzy music tonight from the best selectors from Ubrfm. Tune in from 19:00 till 21:00 for dopest Ja

Pan African voyage on Afrobeat: West African influence on music Part : Nqaba Mpofu

It is no secret that music has been a notable part of African people's existence across the world. Music is the primary mechanism of retaining and disseminating culture, it has also served as a source of resistance against oppression in Africa. Throughout the ages in African societies, music has served in ways that reflect the people's beliefs and value systems. This was no different in Western Africa, our focal point for this week's blog. We kick off in Kalakuta republic. "Where?" you might ask - 14 Agege Motor Road, Idi-Oro, Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria is the answer. In the background you can hear electrifying music being performed by the father of Afrobeat - Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The music is a

DJ BlaQt presents Soul Fanatics FreQuencies on Ubuntu Beats Radio

Ola fanatics. Please do join us for another sOulfanatics Frequencies show on Ubuntu Beats Radio, with Guest, Mpumi of Blk Jks and our Guest on the 1's & 2's, we have DJ Bob (THINK FUNK)... tune in! 6pm (GMT+2) Check out the archirves from the last show here... > https://www.ubrfm.net/post/soul-fanatics-frequencies-show-archive-mon-01-06-20

The Sound Unit - Tribute To The Blue Note Sextet

The Blue Notes was an Avant-Garde sextet formed in the inner city of Johannesburg in 1963. The band was initially started from the Castle Lager Big Band competition which included personnel such as, Ronnie Beer, Christopher 'Columbus' Ngcukana, Nick Moyake, Barney Rachebane, Dennis Mphale and Pat Matshikiza. Once the Castle Lager Big Band ensemble evolved into the Blue Note sextet in 1964 the band then, left for France to perform at the Antibes Jazz festival where they got exposure in the European Jazz scene. While in Europe the group recorded its second offering under the Polydore label, titled 'Very Urgent' which gained critical success as a spiritual Jazz masterpiece. After the band split

AFRO BEAT PULSE - Sun 07/06/20 > 2PM

On the Afrobeat Pulse On UBRfm with Sibusiso Mnyanda and Nqaba Mpofu, we reflect on East London, Eastern Capes' legacy in the incubation of the spirit that is protest South African Jazz music through the eyes of Mdanstane legend  #LulamaGawulanas' backyard library/studio;  we lament on an off-the-record conversation we had with him and our studio guest Sakhile Moleshe.  Moleshe also talks to us about his #FinalCall album released in 2018. This is the musos 1st solo published album. #afrobeatpulse #ubrfm #ubrfmlive Watch Album launch promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSi_jkWic1g

Mix-Tape Saturdays From 12pm - 06/06/2020

Saturday 6th June from 12 mid-day till 7pm we bring you some of best DJ's around and beyond Mzansi for a seven hour marathon of mixtapes. Brace yourself with anything from Jazzy - Hip-Hop- Dance Hall - Soul Funk Disco to Deep House and more... its styles upon styles, this is how lockdown radio should some like! Stay tuned for the line up...