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S06E06 – The Voetstoots Show

Today’s show is presented to you ‘voetstoots’. There are no guarantees other than that Brett and Leon do their best to present an hour of some really good South African music!

Today’s show features

  • Letta Mbulu
  • David Kramer
  • John Kongos
  • Focus
  • JImmy Dludlu
  • Nakhane
  • Heather Mac
  • Dan Patlansky,
  • Bheki Mseleku

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

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S06E05 Tailor Live @ Tune Me What?

South African singer/songwriter, Tailor, visits Tune Me What’s studio in London for a chat about her life and career and plays an exclusive acoustic set for ‘Tune Me What?’. We also spin a few of her records and some other great South African music hand-picked by her. Find out more about this phenomenal artist at http://thisistailor.com

Go see Tailor live in London at the Troubadour on Wednesday 11 April.

In this episode we feature

  • Tailor
  • LCNVL
  • Blk Sonshine
  • Karen Zoid
  • Tweak
  • Johnny Clegg & Savuka

Also check out Tailor’s guest spot with Ed Kowalczyk, lead singer of Live, during his SA tour.

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

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S06E04 – The Easter Weekend Show

Listen to some great South African music while learning about Easter and Passover from two of the internet’s least respected and most uninformed sources! Yes, Leon and Brett fumble their way through another seasonal episode of Tune Me What? And proving that miracles do happen this time of year, send not a plague but a veritable feast of South African tunes and grooves for your holiday weekend enjoyment.

In this week’s episode we feature

  • Urban Creep
  • Springbok Nude Girls
  • Steve Howells
  • Jonas Gwangwa
  • Sakhile
  • Edi Niederlander
  • Johnny Clegg
  • Leta Mbulu
  • Tony Cox
  • DJ Cleo

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

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S06E03 – We Can Hear Hugh

Can you hear Hugh? We all know his hits and standards, but a great deal of his work wasn’t as obvious. The influence of the late-great South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela is incredibly far-reaching, as performer, arranger, composer, and even on occasion backing vocalist! Often unnoticed, he has played on some iconic records. His music has been sampled by big name acts and he’s been a go-to sessioneer since the 60s in addition to being a globally-recognised solo artist. In this episode, Leon and Brett pay tribute to the great man by playing just some of the tunes by major artists – from jazz to pop to hip-hop – whose work has been adorned and graced by the input of one of South Africa’s greatest musicians, Hugh Masekela, whose death last year was a bitter loss.

Departing from our usual format, this week we feature international artists:

  • The Byrds
  • Blancmange
  • Dave Grusin
  • Chuck Mangione
  • Paul Simon
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Simply Red
  • Jamie XX
  • PM Dawn
  • Somi
  • Randy Crawford

The amazing picture of Hugh Masekela we used above was taken by our friend Harold Gess, a professional photographer based in the Eastern Cape of South Africa who has an impressive portfolio of arts, music and culture photos spanning over 30 years.

And here is that clip we promised in the show:

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

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S06E02 – Back To The Grindstone

Leon and Brett knuckle down to another episode of the podcast that brings you the very best of South African music. It’s a mixed bag in today’s show and – speaking of grinding – they also reveal how to find Cape Town’s best coffee shop. So rustle up a cuppa whatever you fancy and settle down for a hour of some great South African music.

In this episode we feature:

  • Elmore Carey
  • Thomas Kane
  • Dear Reader
  • Medicine Boy
  • Deslynn Malotana (feat Andy Mkosi)
  • Freshlyground
  • Thandiswe
  • Mafikozolo
  • Mina Nawe & Lady Jaydee
  • Mbogeni Ngema
  • Dr Victor & the Rasta Rebels

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

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S06E01 – The Lady’s Got Clout!

We’re back for a sixth season of “Tune Me What?” – the show that brings you the very best of South African music! In this season opener we have a very special extended episode in which Leon sits down with the legendary Cindy Alter, solo artist, songwriter, and household name as the lead singer of supergroups Clout and Zia. Cindy opens up frankly about her life as a musician, trying to make it in America, and the health crisis that brought her back home to Johannesburg. We also feature some fantastic music!

In this show we feature

  • Archie Silansky & His Orchestra
  • Jeremy Taylor
  • Clout
  • Zia
  • The Alter-Irving Band
  • Cindy Alter

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

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In this episode we used some free sound effects from http://www.freesfx.co.uk

S05E30 – Party Into 2018!

The ‘Tune Me What?’ team present an hour of uninterrupted party music to help you dance into 2018 as we end off another season. It’s been our pleasure to bring you the best in South African music every week. Happy New Year everyone! See you nest year for a new season of ‘Tune Me What?’.

In this show we feature:

  • Mango Groove
  • The Sighs of Monsters
  • TiMO ODV
  • Mi Casa
  • Goldfish
  • Winston’s Jivemixup
  • Steve Kekana
  • Black Coffee
  • No Method
  • Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse
  • Brenda Fassie
  • DJ Ganyani
  • 7ft Soundsystem

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

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In this episode we used some free sound effects from http://www.freesfx.co.uk

S05E29 – Excited, Delighted, Highlighted!

In this penultimate episode of the fifth season of “Tune Me What?”, your hosts Leon Lazarus and Brett Lock pick out some of the highlights and delights of their adventured through South African music in 2017, with a mixture of older tracks they discovered and new releases that excited them, all f which they hope will delight you.In this episode we feature

  • Black Motion
  • David Kramer
  • Petite Noir 
  • Nakhane
  • Karen Zoid & Francois Van Coke
  • Jonathan Butler & Jonny Lang
  • Radio Kalahari Orkes
  • Pacific Express
  • Lark
  • Smallfunk

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

S05E28 – TMW Talks Turkey

For many of us, music has transformed our lives in many small – and sometimes big – ways, and provided a soundtrack for our joy, our heartache, our successes and failures. In this special extended episode, Leon and Brett talk about how thankful they are for South African music and namecheck some of the artists and songs they are truly thankful for. They sit down to tuck into the metaphorical turkey (or in Brett’s case, the emblematical tofu) , tell their stories, and – most importantly – play some great South African records.

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

In this episode, we feature

  • Township Soul Inc.
  • Vusi Mahlasela
  • David Kramer
  • The Mahotella Queens
  • Johannes Kerkorel end die Gereformeerde Blues Band
  • Bright Blue
  • The Electric Petals
  • One Large Banana
  • Just Encasement
  • Petit Cheval
  • Nakhane
  • The Sighs of Monsters

And introducing Shonaman and Toby Tobias in our Tune Me Something New slot.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

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S05E27 – Amber Liadan Live @ Tune Me What?

In another of our Live@TuneMeWhat sessions we’re treated to a half-hour of acoustic music by the charming Amber Liadan – recorded live in our studio. Amber has quite a musical pedigree being the daughter of former Ella Mentals Heather Mac and Tim Parr, but make no mistake, she has forged her own musical path as a fiercely independent artist. Amber chats to us about her musical influences, favourite South African musicians and gives us a preview of her stunning new album, ‘Warrior’ in this special double-length episode.

In this episode, we feature:

  • Amber Liadan
  • Miriam Makeba
  • Tim Parr
  • Heather Mac
  • Benguela
  • The Time Flies
  • Alice Phoebe Lou
  • Phil Moffett
  • Native Young
  • Freshlyground

And introducing, Baushes in our Tune Me Something New’ slot.

For more information about our special guest Amber Liadan, check out her Facebook Page where you can also find details on how to order her new album Warrior. Also check out her videos on Youtube.

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

Please consider supporting the show by becoming a patron.