The Awakening with Zuko Komisa

JAZZUARY FM  |  Podcast , ±21 min episodes every 1 week  | 
The Awakening of the African Diaspora with Zuko Komisa is a show that explores the rich eclectic sound of the African continent.

Zuko Komisa’s passion for the African continent stems from his work in the media space as a journalist and content curator; a believer in the shared destiny of all Africans.

He takes listeners through a journey that travels the length and breadth of the continent through conversations and music.

Connecting Africans across the continent through a dialogue on what makes us truly proud to be African, exploring exciting foods, cultures, ideas from the African Diaspora.

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07
DEC
2019

Zuko Komisa chats to Rikki Stein

Rikki Stein has been involved in many aspects of the entertainment industry in the UK and Nigeria. He has been employed by record companies as a producer in both France and the United States. He has arranged and presented concerts and tours for countless distinguished artists, performing at prestigious venues throughout the world.
07
DEC
2019

Zuko Komisa chats to Bholoja

Gifted with a multi-colored, intrepid voice and a talent for writing songs that reflect on the daily life and unique culture of the people of his homeland, Bholoja (Mbongiseni Ngubane) is one of Swaziland's greatest artists. Blending of Southern African traditions, including mbira, sitolotolo, and the traditional drumming styles, has created such a unique sound that is appreciated by audiences of different races.
06
DEC
2019

Zuko Komisa chats to Kyekyeku

Kyekyeku, a 'wizard with the guitar' is from a new generation of Ghanaian musicians who makes the distant past meet contemporary idioms of West Africa's big musical heritage.
23
NOV
2019

Zuko Komisa chats to Nomzi Kumalo

Nomzi sings without filters, connecting with her audiences with a melancholic soulful sound and a strikingly earthy vocal identity that is hers. A singer, songwriter, poet and painter of emotions, her neo-soul pop ballads are about love and resilience and about how she is overcoming trauma and addiction.
02
NOV
2019

Zuko chats to Shef and The Kitchen

Shef and the Kitchen, is all the way from the dusty streets of Orange Farm, an Afro jazz funk band with a rich body of work featuring songs with original lyrics that combine isiZulu, Setswana and English.
19
OCT
2019

Zuko Komisa chats to Lebo Morolo

Composer, Music Director and Producer Lebo Morolo one of South Africa’s Best & Respected Producer & Keyboard Player, he is always referred to as a ‘Keyboard Specialist’. All the way from Pretoria, raised in Marapyane near Hammanskraal, a graduate of the at Crescendo Music School, Ochrim School of Music. He joins Zuko Komisa on the Awakening of The African Diaspora, to talk about his new album ‘The Other Box Project’.
28
SEP
2019

Zuko Komisa chats to Pops Mohamed

As we approached the end of Heritage Month. The Awakening of The African Diaspora with Zuko Komisa spoke to South African multi-instrumentalist, jazz musician and producer, legendary Pops Mohamed about the heritage of Jazz music, bridging the gap between generations and the story behind the re-released Kalamazoo album.
23
SEP
2019

Zuko chats to Alan Webster

Alan Webster is the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival as well as an educator with a vast experience in the jazz landscape in South Africa. We spoke to him ahead og this year’s Standard Bank Joy Of Jazz on the Awakening Of The African Diaspora.
07
SEP
2019

Zuko Komisa chats to Sibusile Xaba

Sibusile Xaba carries forth the Maskandi / Mbaqanga tradition of the KwaZulu Natal midlands, from where he originates. Steeped in the lineage of Zulu guitar giant Madala Kunene (Sibusile’s first mentor) & warrior chants of vocal master, Shaluza Max, he not only owns these influences, but pushes the envelope as only a maestro with a keen ear for the future does. He joins Zuko Komisa on The Awakening Of The African Diaspora
31
AUG
2019

Zuko Komisa chats to Mimi Mtshali

Mimi Mtshali joins the Awakening of The African Diaspora with Zuko Komisa, as we end off a month long celebration of women in jazz. She is young overly talented award winning jazz songstress, with a passion for music. She shared more about her debut album “Essence of my soul” as well as her latest offering “My Love”. Her love for the genre evolved to her role as a teacher of the music, inspired by the like Mirriam Makeba, Caiphus Semenya, Hugh Masekela she has crafted her own sound over the years to the delight of her ever-expanding audience.
24
AUG
2019

Zuko chats to Nirvana Nokwe-Mseleku

Nirvana Nokuthula Nokwe-Mseleku better known as Nirvana Nokwe is a South African a born artist, producer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker. She grew up in Johannesburg although she associates more with her roots in KwaMashu and Lamtonville EThekwini. Nirvana has been privileged with the first-hand exposure and experience of the arts through her family – namely her mother Tu Nokwe, father Bheki Mseleku, aunt Marilyn Nokwe, and her grandparents Patty and Alfred Nokwe. She joins Zuko on the Awakening of The African Diaspora.

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