Category Archives: african music

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West African Odysseys & Atmospheres (2018)

“West African Odysseys & Atmospheres” (MD178) The new Mama Dance release “West African Odysseys & Atmospheres” are largely acoustic West African tracks perfect for wildlife, travel, documentary and film productions. The album prominently features the […]

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Made In Africa. And Germany.

At last – a massive project complete: 20 fresh, upbeat African tunes from Southern township jive to Northern desert vamps created for German production library Popvirus. This is “Doh Mi Ray”, dedicated to recently departed […]

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Made In Africa (2018)

A massive collection of 20 fresh, upbeat African tunes from Southern township jive to Northern desert vamps created for German production library Popvirus. Here’s a sampling: Doh Mi RaySahara TrekMarabi

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2 UK releases: “African Chillout” and “Haunting Beauty”

Following my eventful trip to London in July 2017, I am thrilled to announce the release of my music on 2 very different collections. Firstly, don’ wurry be ‘uppy: “African Chillout” is relaxing, fresh, contemporary […]

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African Chillout (2018)

African SundownerSun DropKavango SpringSingabantwana Relaxing, fresh, contemporary African grooves on British world production library Brilliant!

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Boxer Bikin’ Africa!

I did the music for this fun-filled romp filmed by Ziggy Hofmeyr in Guinea for the West African transport market. Chassis forte, tout puissant!    

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Heavenly Harmony – Evocative African Voices

“Heavenly Harmony – Evocative African Voices” is an album reinterpreting much of the very best African material from my Mama Dance output. Featuring the sumptuous voice of Ntutu Nyiki, it is both deeply and authentically […]

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Our Daily Ukulele – Cheek & Charm

“Our Daily Ukulele – Cheek and Charm” is a fresh new collection of music on Africa’s premier production library, Mama Dance, from composer/multi-instrumentalist Nic Paton. Featuring the hipster’s instrument of choice, these ukulele creations range […]

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How I spent 1988

So, 26 years ago I was a student in Jazz at the University of KwaZulu Natal with Darius Brubeck. This CBS documentary is the tour by the Jazzanians to the US at the end of […]

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“Sun People”: fresh music of a bright, warm, optimistic Africa.

Soulful vocals, scintillating guitars, vivid whistles, warm reeds, and stately African strings: “Sun People” is my 6th collection of media-friendly music for production library Mama Dance. A fresh and optimistic conception of African music and […]

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