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#JazzyTuesdays on The Afrobeat Pulse

It's #JazzyTuesdays on NEW WEBSITE is up and another sermon on the AfroBeat Pulse on Ubuntu Beat Radio FM with Sibusiso Mnyanda, 'Guerilla the Curator' and Nqaba Mpofu the 'Original Compiler'; is hot off the stove...TODAYs broadcast we hear sounds from Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra , Kwani Experience, Erykah Badu, Sons Of-The Sun and many more #onlineradio #Ubrfmlive Mobile Listening Link:

A celebration of Contemporary South African Jazz on The Afrobeat Pulse

Join us today as we take a journey through the archives of contemporary South African Jazz music. Tunes from Solomon Linda, Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Johnny Mbizo Dyani, Stimela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Siya Makhuzeni and many more. Tune in at 12pm(CAT) and partake in this jovial listening session with Guerilla the Curator(Sibusiso Mnyanda) and the Original Compiler (Nqaba Mpofu) for a full blown jazz sermon.- UBRfm/ABP-

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:

Afro Map of Space with Boeta Gee (Show Archirve)

Every sunday Boeta Gee presents the Afro Map of Space

Afrofuturism through Johnny Mbizo Dyanis' Bass

November 30 marks what would have been Dyanis’ 76th birthday ( some say 78th), This afternoon on the Afrobeat Pulse I take a MOST WANTED journey, through a sonic conversation with the Witchdoctors Son album recorded with Abdulla Ibrahim, which gives a solid impression of the Afrofuturistic bass master. Afrofuturism addresses themes and concerns of the African diaspora through technoculture and speculative fiction, encompassing a range of media and artists with a shared interest in envisioning black futures that stem from Afro-diasporic experiences. While Afrofuturism is most commonly associated with science fiction, it can also encompass other speculative genres such alternate history. Join me at 12pm(CAT) today and feel the genius, mystery and Afrofuturism of Mbizo, Mbizoism.

Amagintsa eVybe Present Afro Sonics Stream Live From LA Hollywood

Bi-weekly Sunday event hosted by Amagintsa eVybe crew all the way out in Hollywood LA playing on Contemporary Afro Dance genres from SA such as Gqom, kwaito, Tribal House and Amapiano which will be streaming live on UBRFM from the 25th October between 7PM (CAT) & 1PM (PST)

Back On-Air!!!

UBRFM is back ON-AIR for full 24/7 broadcast with some dope new music curated by the people for the people. You can now catch out some new music from some of the nicest Alternative Indie Music labels from SA & across the globe and soon we'll also be bringing you some dope Amapiano/Gqom music created and curated by DJs based in Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, UK and Germany so do watch this space. Press Play any time to hear some of the dopest curated beats for the people by the people!

Basic Soul Radio Show - Thursday 20 January Playlist

Playlist Bobby Cole - A Perfect Day [Tramp Records] Vince Andrews - The One Who Needs You [Gerard Records] Ziad Rahbani - 5 To 7PM [Wewantsounds] Embryo – Yu Mala [Madlib Invazion] Jimpster feat. Cairo - Rain [Freerange Records] -- Birdhouse Mamas Gun - Party For One [Candelion] LNDFK - Ku [Bastard Jazz Recordings] Isabelle Mayereau - Jeu De Regards [BBE Music] Nolan & Crossley - Salsa Boogie [Motown Records] Magic Source - Riviera Drive (Extended 12" Version) [Favorite Recordings] Seyyal Taner - Sarmaş Dolaş (Fattish Edit) Typesun - Last Home (DJ Nature Remix) [Compost Records] Tamil Rogeon - Momus (Rebecca Vasmant Remix) [Freestyle Records] JAB - Currents [Joon Dada Records] Wipe The Needle - Cardassian Neck Back [Broadcite] Jonny Faith - Rare Move [Tru Thoughts Recordings] 7Even - I See No Changes [Northside Records] Benjamin Long - Cobbles [Apparel Music] Jazzanova & The Lyman Woodard Organization - Creative Musicians (Henrik Schwarz Remix) [BBE Music] Fka Mash - Lonely Jester (Atjazz Galaxy Aart Remix) [Atjazz Record Company] Sharp 9 - Sped Up [Compost Disco] J-Laze - Stratosphere [Looking Good Records] Tommy The Cat - We Will Stay Together In the Dark [Unknown to the Unknown] Special Forces - The End [Photek Productions]

Basic Soul Radio Show With Simon Harrison Playlist - 11 November 2021

Peter Matson - Roma Norte (Jimpster Remix) [Bastard Jazz Recordings] Radic The Myth - Chocolates & Charlotte [Stay True Sounds] Milton Jackson - Birdsong [Freerange Records] Domu – Heartbeat [Neroli] Sampology feat. Allysha Joy - Suffer and Swim [Middle Name Records] Om Unit - Angles Artizhan - Tandoori Boutique [Apparel Tronic] Boddhi Satva - Xangô [BBE Music] Jembaa Groove - Bassa Bassa [Agogo Records] Atakora Manu - Cape Coast Cousin [BBE Music] Wether - Terça Feira [Altercat Records] Al Jarreau - Agua De Beber [Reprise Records] Cláudio Bocca - Marsupial [Notes On A Journey] Alex Malheiros feat. Sean Khan - Retrato [Far Out Recordings] Justine ‎– Wordless Songs [Left Ear Records] John Carroll Kirby - Rainmaker [Stones Throw Records] Hector Costita - Divagacao 6/8 [Dynamite Cuts] Daniel Casimir - Boxed In [Jazz Re:freshed] MF Robot - Gold (Atjazz Remix) [BBE Music] Searchlight - Breathe [Fallen Tree 1Hundred] Basement Membrane feat. Stan Smith - Greatness Challenge [Inner Tribe Records] Up Hygh feat. Eska - Be Known (Owusu Remix) [Tru Thoughts Recordings] Mecca:83 - Love Is The Bond Deca - Sleepwalker [Def Pressé Editions] Moonchild - Too Good [Tru Thoughts Recordings]

Basic Soul Show - 21/10/2021 Playlist

Afrikan Liberation Arts Ensemble - First World [Life Goes On Records] Southern Energy Ensemble - Open Your Mind [Strut Records] Barcelona Traction - Estudi en Afro [Picap] Ian Carr's Nucleus - Images [Be With Records] Orquestra Afro-Brasileira - Preto Velho e Yayá [Day Dreamer] Quarteto Novo - Fica Mal Com Deus [EMI Music] Luiz Morais - Pra Cantar Samba [LM Music] Teddy Bryant - Are You Lonely [NBN Records] Peshay - The Real Thing [Mo Wax] Jacob's Optical Stairway - Twenty Four Steps [Reinforced Music] Buckley - 38th Street [Northside Records] SPD - A49 [Roska Kicks & Snares] Kuna Maze - Almost Gone [Tru Thoughts Recordings] SofaTalk - Perseverance [Inner Tribe Records] Kemeticjust presents Terrance Downs - We R Culture (Wipe The Needle Remix) [Makin' Moves] Jazzuelle feat. Tee Maestro - Nova [Stay True Sounds] Sunbear - I Heard the Voice of Music Say [Soul Train] Con Funk Shun ‎– If You're In Need Of Love [Mercury] Freeez - Keep In Touch [Far Out Recordings] Aldorande - Fenêtres Sur Le Temps [Favorite Recordings] Rob Edwards - Lonely Lover (Kaidi Tatham Remix) [Inner Tribe Records] Jonwayne - After The Calm [Stones Throw]

Black Colonialism is Afrofuturism- Rise of the Afronaut

Black Vulcanite, 2015 © From the underground Bronx ‘ghettos’ to the ‘shanty’ towns of Kingston right through to the ‘Native Yards’ of the Cape wine lands, the descendants of those thwarted by the notorious, genocidal and diabolical transatlantic human trafficking operation from the 14th century, developed a diasporic culture of seeking to connection with the drum beat of the mother continent as means of resistance and sustenance of self. The music or ‘chants’ that would be conceived from this pregnant canvas would influence social revolutions for centuries to come. Inspired by attitude towards forced hard labour, escape from oppression, return to motherland and love for the fellow (wo)man, genres ( not to be dogmatic) of this protest music would evolve, overlap and emerge to what we know as Rock Steady, Ska, Jazz, Gospel, Rhythm & blues to what we know as Hip Hop. Beyond anything else, all these were sub cultures of a deeply humane spiritual resistance and protects against status quo. This tribute paper seeks to pay respect to Africas standing and undisputed protest music new age soul rebels, Black Vulcanite, who come from a long lineage of musical healers . Gill Scott- Heron. Image subject to copyright With the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s in America taking shape, the inevitability of protest music emerging as a weapon against the unjust system was at the doorstep of the it enforcers, screaming freedom at full watt on the music systems and park /street jams all over the free world. If Africa was the root of this resistance culture in music, America was the birthplace canvas for political thought for the marginalised and unwavering status quo. The Last Poets are such healers born from this, in particular Gill Scott Heron. Scott-Heron is considered by many to be the first rapper/MC ever. His recording work received much critical acclaim, especially one of his best-known compositions, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’’. With the turntablist techniques such as scratching and beatmatching developed along with the breaks and Jamaican toasting, a chanting vocal style, was used over the beats. Aforementioned sub culture emerged with at this point with critical thinking and afrocentrisim emerging as a guiding philosophy, which allowed freedom seeking expressionists to transfuse their message of soul rebel revolts. Even though the coining of the philosophy came about in the early 90s, these were the first fragments of Afrofuturism. Inspired by black critical thinking like that of Marcus Garvey, Booker T. Washington from the early 1890s. Between the late 70s, 80s and 90s, pioneers like Zulu Nation, Afrika Bambata and the Native Tongues emerged in full swing. Scott-Heron was able to blend jazz with spoken word, which would later be manipulated by the sampling geniuses RZA and Dr. Dre of Wutang Clan and NWA respectively. They would go on to commercialise this protest form of conscious hip hop fused with Jazz samples (AfroJazz/ Jazz Hop) for global consumption. In Africa, hip hop was heavily influenced by the political and militant resistance against colonial and neo-colonial governments. Southern Africa has a distinct protest footprint as the 70s, 80s and 90s were clouded with intense political climate looking to establish independence, and drive for self-identity post colonialism. We already had Fela in West Africa and his pioneering Africa 70 and Egypt 80 crews. Miriam Makeba and her love for FRELIMO and Samora Machel brought us ‘Aluta Continua’ with her unwavering support for Mozambique. Angola was also a heavy militant stance and culture was its tool to express such. Like Jazz and Afrobeat , Hip hop carried an extremely revolutionist message in these parts The Cuban influence in the revolution in Angola inspired a certain Namibian based A- 51. Heavily propelled by idea of family, responsibility, and expression of personal freedom. Fundamentals that are essentials of Afrofuturism. Black Vulcanite. Image subject to copyright. Which brings me to the focus of this paper, Black Vulcanite, the healers A-51 was a harbinger for in Africa in as far as protest Hip Hop is concerned. Philosophically sound, soul rebels, street smart and lyrically astound geniuses. One third of the crew is a direct descendant of a frontline documented social revolutionary of the last century, a contemporary to Che. The ‘Empire’ as they are affectionately known to their diehard fans, are unequivocally the beneficiaries of the Black Star Liner Movement. They are by default the sons of Dead Prezs’ paradigm shifting entertainment drive of ‘let’s get free or die trying’. Black Vulcanite has done what Scott –Heron did, carry protest through spoken word on Afrocentric sound. They don’t stop there. Fiddling with social theory and human evolution with an African future in mind. Bob Marley is the last revolutionary artist to inspire the world through the thought of an Africa with shared responsibilities and a collective future. When these digital shamans produced ‘How to Rap about Africa’, juxtaposing rap and academic fields fluidly and trans-disciplinarily, I was sure I was in the presence of millennial travellers to this world. Binyavanga Wainaina will never die. ‘Jupiters’ Love’, the only track with a video from the Black Colonialist album was shot in the infamous Taal Monument in Paarl’, Cape Town. The oxymoron being the Afrikaans language being a specific tool of oppression in resistance driven southern Africa, and a protest movement projecting its afrofuturistic agenda at this landmark just shows that outside of popular ‘fallist’ movements; the Empire has been influencing a critical thought agenda around existing and monumented colonial statudes. Long has been the continent been mired in negative narrative. ‘African Socialist students space programme, an extension of the Zambian Space programme of 1964’, this is the opening prologue track of the same titled album ‘Black Colonialist.’ Here we find black excellence before Black Lives Matter. The trio took it upon themselves to interrogate the deliberate snubbing of African scientist during the so called space race. Whilst they already had the ‘AfroMap of Space[1]’. But whose race is it? World ‘super powers’ continue to undermine the needed reparations of colonialism, hence the music tone Black Vulcanite has taken is that of repatriation and ‘Reparations’. Black Vulcanite. Image subject to copyright The contribution, Niko, Mark and Ali have made to pan African humanity before anything else is amazing. Their work makes sense of what has happened before in all protest hip hop and social history in general. Modern digital archive if you ask me. The drive to Africas’ health, living and thinking is unprecedented, to the point where the line is drawn through hip hop to not claim back but to assume positions humanity within power, in Africa. They mocked the Zambian Space Mission, but they neglected the power of projecting such thoughts to young African minds when USA and USSR failed to accomplish their own space missions. The same way the designed artificial borders in Africa in 1886 in an attempt to colonize. Hence the wail in Black Vulcanites’ ‘Reparations’. Photographer Cristina De Middel presents "The Afronauts," an exhibition documenting Zambia's little-known attempt to reach space in the 1960's, on view in New York City at the Dillon Gallery from Sept. 5 to Oct. 12, 2013. (Image: © Miriam Kramer/ ‘’Right before the Germans came and changed our Bantu Surnames, we was out Timbuktu and believe we was surely learning, we was turning metals on the ores civilization we saw, so higher than the condor nor bald eagle. Before you turn the page and treat me like Charles Taylor, you throw me to the Haige. I want to present MY case and sue for damages. For every child you portrayed a savages, we want pay back for the resources call it the law of averages. We want our music back from people like the beatles and elvis presley’’, commanding the lyricism ensued by The Last Poets, beats like the jazz of the Wutang. The question though, from Afrofuturism and beyond lyrical ‘genioushood’ and resistance against unjust systems, can technological advancement respect African customs without deteriorating its value systems? ‘’The Dirty. Another category of job tasks that robots are exceptionally positioned for are the “dirty,” often unsanitary or hazardous jobs that can otherwise have an adverse effect on human health. Most often these are the roles in society that are unfavourable, but 'somebody has to do it’’[2]. How this does relates to hip hop, its history, protest music and human advancement? This is the Empires’ work, and all other undying revolutionaries in this afrodigital era. Okins’ rendition of this in his The Dirty Robot Day Off EP speaks volumes for the next movement. Remember the Future! EXCLUSIVE 5 July 2020 INTERVIEW: Sibusiso Mnyanda Guerrilla the Curator Afrobeat Pulse

Bossa For The Ladies on The Sound Unit Radio Show

Niceguy Bob selects some really amazing tunes from all his favourite female Bossa & Samba artists featuring grooves from, Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba, Letta Mbuli, Ana Mazzotti,Flora Purim, Evinha, Rosario De Souza, Sabrina Molheiros and many more incredible ladies in Bossanova and Samba Music.