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S05E13 – The Arty-Farty Show

Don’t panic, it’s just another Grahamstown Festival show! This week Leon & Brett feel a little homesick. Last week they republished some articles from the music magazine they produced as students in Grahamstown in the late 80s, and of course this comes with fond memories of the National Arts Festival hosted in the town every year. It’s on at the moment, so this week’s show features a taste of just some of the artists – old and new – who will be strutting their stuff on various stages around town over the next ten days.

In this episode, we feature

  • Dominic Egli & Feya Faku
  • Zoe Modiga
  • Neo Muyanga
  • Judith Sephuma
  • Robin Auld & Wendy Oldfield
  • Eland Grey
  • The Kinsmen
  • The Kifness
  • Guy Buttery
  • Benjamin Jephta Quintet

Be sure to check out some of the stunning photos of the artists featured in this episode taken by our good friend Harold Gess on his Instagram page.

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S05E11 – The Scar That Shines

Leon meets Donvé Lee,a author of “Syd Kitchen: Scars That Shine” – a new and controversial biography of the late Syd Kitchen – while Brett spins some great Kitchen Music taken from Syd’s solo material and collaborations with other artists.

In this episode we feature:

  • Syd Kitchen
  • Syd Kitchen & The Utensils
  • The Aquarian Quartet
  • Bafo Bafo  (Syd Kitchen & Madala Kunene)

Syd Kitchen: The Scars That Shine is available an an ebook from Amazon.

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S05E10 – The Eclectic Show

In today’s episode Leon and Brett present a free-form show with a wide range of musical styles, but admittedly, a little heavy on the cool jazz, in another chilled-out episode of Tune Me What?

In today’s show we feature:

  • Juluka
  • The Sunshines
  • Magic Cactus
  • Albert Frost
  • Baxtop
  • The Dyna Jets
  • Jabula
  • Jonathan Butler
  • Basil Coetzee
  • Hugh Masekela
  • Benguaela

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S05E09 – Celebrating Johnny Clegg

In this episode we celebrate the music of the magnificent Johnny Clegg ahead of his final tour before his announced retirement. We look at his seminal bands, Juluka and Savuka, his solo work and his contributions to other people’s records as a performer and a producer.

Thanks for the music, Johnny! Keep an eye on http://www.johnnyclegg.com/ for news of shows as Johnny Clegg embarks on The Final Journey World Tour.

In this episode we feature:

  • Jonathan & Sipho
  • Arno Carstens
  • Le Bagad Kemper
  • Sipho Mchunu
  • Robin Auld
  • Wonderboom
  • Tkzee
  • Juluka
  • Savuka
  • Jesse Clegg
  • Qadasi
  • Johnny Clegg

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S05E08 – It’s Cito!

Leon speaks to the amazing Cito from Wonderboom about life on the road and their adventures in rock and roll in this special extended 90 minute episode.

In this episode we feature

  • Wonderboom
  • The Electric Petals
  • Sugardrive
  • Martin Rocka & The Sick Shop
  • Prime Circle
  • The Parlotones
  • Kongos
  • Valiant Swart
  • Rabbitt
  • Juluka
  • eVoid

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

S05E07 – We’ve Been Through The Desert

Leon and Brett take a virtual trip through the Karoo and discover some great music in the process. So join Tune Me What? for a dop in Beaufort West and dos in Maatjiesfontein in another hour of silly kakpraat and great South African music!

In this episode, we feature:

  • Thapelo Khomo & Ian Osrin
  • Karen Zoid
  • Lucy Kruger
  • Rozanne Gewaar
  • Gert Vlok Nel
  • Koos Kombuis
  • Locnville
  • Tony Cox
  • Tokas Lodewyk
  • Mouers Family
  • Xaloma Tuelo

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

S05E06 – They’re Singing A South African Song

A first for Tune Me What? as we play a dozen tracks by non-South African artists! But before you think we’ve lost the plot, you’ll recognise all these tunes because they were written by South African songwriters and later covered by overseas stars…. all except for ‘Biscuits and Biltong’ which old Bob Dylan never got his head around… as David Kramer explains.

In this episode we feature

  • David Kramer
  • The Tokens
  • The Happy Mondays
  • Joan Baez
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • Josh Groban
  • The New World Jive
  • The Shadows
  • Trini Lopez
  • Pink Martini
  • Stef Bos
  • ‘N Synch

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S05E05 – And On Bass… Victor Masondo

The first in a new occasional series looking at some of the great session players, we celebrate the brilliant Victor Masondo whose bass lines and low-down groove have graced countless records. We feature an hour of music from a dozen different artists Victor has lent his talents to in the studio, including the highlights like his big break with The Jazzanians in 1988 to his role as producer on Miriam Makeba’s come-back album.

In this episode we feature:

  • The Jazzanians
  • Miriam Makeba
  • Mike Makhalemele
  • Sipho Hotstix Mabuse
  • Vusi Mahlasela
  • Liquideep
  • Johannes Kerkorrel
  • Lucky Dube
  • Tony Cox
  • Jennifer Ferguson
  • Thandi Klaasen
  • Simpiwe Dana

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S05E01 – The Return of Tune Me What?

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Somewhere between the atom bomb and an acacia tree lies “Tune Me What?” – the podcast that brings you the very best of South African Music. From San Diego and London respectively, Leon Lazarus and Brett Lock fill up 60 minutes each week with banter (or ‘kakpraat’) while spinning discs from the vast untapped wealth of South African sounds, by South Africans wherever they’re found – at home and abroad – and encompassing all eras, genres, languages and styles! So, in much the same vein, the fifth year of Tune Me What? begins!

In this week’s episode, we feature

  • Tresor Ft. Beatenberg
  • Jeremy Loops & Cassper Nyovest
  • Al Bairre
  • Matthew Van der Want
  • Neue Wilde
  • Larry Amos
  • Goldfish Feat. Diamond Thug
  • The Led
  • Kentphonik Feat. Jesse Clegg
  • 3rd Ear Experience

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S05E00 – The Alistair Coakley Special

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Tune Me What? is back with an EPIC two-and-a-quarter hour pre-season special! This is one for the ages. We were joined by monster guitarist and all round bag of firecrackers Alistair Coakley for a fun and wide ranging interview. You can look forward to loads of brilliant music and entertaining insights into what makes South African music tick!

This episode features:

  • Hotline
  • Bright Blue
  • Steve Kekana
  • Lucky Dube
  • Stimela
  • Mango Groove
  • The Mattison Brothers
  • Dan Patlansky
  • Soweto String Quartet
  • Vusi Mahlasela
  • John Kongos
  • The Kongos
  • New Academics
  • Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse
  • Johnny Clegg
  • The Rock Rebels

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