Category Archives: african music

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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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The Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards 2013

I scored the music for the Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards, which took place on Tuesday 5th November at a gala dinner at the City Hall, Cape Town. Filmmaker Marisa van Jaarsveld had this to say about […]

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Mama Dance Composer Interviews – Nic Paton

As part of the Pianism launch, there is a write-up on South African Industry portal Film Contact and a video interview by Mama Dance’s visionary founder, Craig McGahey.

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KFC Journey of Hope

Using the track “Wonder” from “Twana Toons”

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Sports Power – Africa Scores

My latest production-ready themes form part of a new compilation on Mama Dance (MDML045), called “Sports Power – Africa Scores”. This is a high energy compilation of South African sporting themes, geared at the “Big […]

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Symphony of Science : Children of Africa “Singabantwana beAfrika” Remix

These beings with soaring imagination Eventually flung themselves and their machines Into interplanetary space [Carolyn Porco] John Boswell’s  amazing anthropological melodisation mashup project “Symphony of Science” features many top scientific voices singing a stunningly fresh […]

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