ECHOES NEWS

  • Echoes on Fine Music Radio
    June 4, 2019
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ECHOES NEWS

  • Echoes on Fine Music Radio
    June 4, 2019
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STORIES

Artist Biographies


Learn more about the jazz legends of the South African swing era featured on the Echoes album.


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    The Manhattan Brothers
    Joe Mogotsi, Ronnie Sehume, Rufus Khoza, and Nathan Mdledle
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    Ntemi Piliso
    The man from Third Avenue
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    The Skylarks
    Mummy Girl Nketle, Mary Rabotapi, Miriam Makeba, and Abigail Kubeka
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    Zacks Nkosi
    Zig Zag Zakes
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    Dorothy Masuka
    Mam Dorothy
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    Dolly Rathebe
    It's Dolly!
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    Spokes Mashiyane
    King Kwela
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    Lemmy Mabaso
    A teenage penny whistle hero
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    Kippie Moeketsi
    Jazz in Africa
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    Miriam Makeba
    Mama Africa


MUSIC

Song Stories


Find out about the lyrics, artists, and stories behind the songs.


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    Orlando
    Composed by Johanna Rhadebe Performed by Miriam Makeba and The Skylarks
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    Sweet Talk
    Composed by Jim Shepard and Red Foley Performed by The Manhattan Brothers
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    The Jumping Jive
    Composed by Joe Liggins Performed by The Manhattan Stars
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    Clarinet Kwela
    Composed by Kippie Moeketsi Performed by Kippie Moeketsi and the Marabi Kings
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    Tlhapi ke Noga
    Composed by Sam Maile Performed by Dorothy Rathebe
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    Blackpool
    Composed by Zacks Nkosi Performed by Zacks Nkosi and His Sextet
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    My Parents
    Composed and performed by Dorothy Masuka
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    Be My Guest
    Composed by Joe Mogotsi, Rufus Khosa, Nathan Mdledle, and Ronnie Sehume Performed by The Manhattan Brothers
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    Third Avenue Special
    Composed by Ntemi Piliso Performed by Alexandra All Star Band
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    See You Later
    Composed by Dan Hill Performed by Lemmy Mabaso
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    Chobolo
    Composed and performed by Spokes Mashiyane
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    Baby Ntsoare
    Composed by Joe Mogotsi, Rufus Khosa, Nathan Mdledle, and Ronny Sehume Performed by The Manhattan Brothers and Miriam Makeba


PROJECT

The Echoes Journey


Read about the project developments from planning to funding to execution.


  • Echoes on Fine Music Radio
    June 4, 2019
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  • Campaign Update: The perks are coming!
    May 6, 2019
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  • Get your Echoes album now!
    May 6, 2019
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  • The Echoes Album Crew
    March 29, 2019
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  • Sources of Information and Inspiration
    March 29, 2019
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  • Song Sponsors
    March 29, 2019
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  • Campaign Contributors
    March 29, 2019
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  • Campaign Update: Echoes of Sophiatown launches this Saturday
    March 21, 2019
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  • Campaign Update: The echoes are getting louder!
    March 21, 2019
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  • Campaign Update: 3 days left, 80% raised!
    March 21, 2019
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  • Campaign Update: 9 days left and we're almost at 60%
    March 21, 2019
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  • Campaign Updates: 30% and some tunes!
    March 21, 2019
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  • Campaign Update: 20% Funded(!) and a quick taster from one of the songs
    March 21, 2019
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  • Campaign Update: R13000 raised in under 24 hours + new perks
    March 21, 2019
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  • Campaign Update: We made it!
    March 21, 2019
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  • Introducing: The Echoes of Sophiatown Project
    March 21, 2019
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  • Echoes album drops!
    March 21, 2019
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CONTRIBUTORS

Th people behind the project


  • Campaign Contributors

    From the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the first project milestone, we received donations from 253 people across 24 different countries to support the...

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  • Song Sponsors

    In order for South African swing music to be performed and recorded by a new generation of musicians, the...

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  • Sources of Information and Inspiration

    In the lead-up to milestone one, as we were preparing to record the Echoes album and launch the blog,...

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  • The Echoes Album Crew

    The album at the centre of the first project milestone was a collaborative effort, involving a large team of...

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