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Bokani Dyer launches his critically acclaimed new album, Radio Sechaba, in Johannesburg on Friday

Just over two months after its release, Bokani Dyer is launching his critically acclaimed new album, Radio Sechaba, in Johannesburg on Friday July 14th.

The first South African launch of the award-winning artist’s new album takes place at Untitled Basement in Braamfontein and is an opportunity to see Dyer performing in the city where Radio Sechaba was recorded. “I feel it is fitting to perform first in Joburg – the city where the music was inspired, conceived, written and recorded,” says Dyer of his upcoming launch show.

“I’m really looking forward to my performance at the Untitled,” adds Dyer. “Radio Sechaba is a project that is very special to me and I am looking forward to presenting the live band version. It’s going to be an amazing night!”

Dyer will be accompanied by a fantastic band including Leagan Starchild on drums, Shane Cooper on bass, Keenan Ahrends on guitar, Bonj on vocals and Ntsikelelo Mcwabe and Sthe Bhengu on trumpets. 

Since its release in May, through the UK-based Brownswood Recordings, Radio Sechaba has earned critical praise with London Jazz News describing it as a “great sounding record’ and stating: “It’s no secret that South African jazz is going through an exciting and creative period, and one of the artists at the forefront of the scene is 37 year old pianist and producer Bokani Dyer.” In its review All About Jazz said “Synthesizing a set of broad influences and building sounds of possibility surrounding his homeland and a global community, Dyer delivers an irresistible amalgam for our times and future.”

To be in the audience for this very special album launch, head over to Quicket. Tickets cost R250 from Quicket and R300 at the door.