Dial Afrika

Wednesdays 9:00AM

Presented by PJ

PJ (Patrick Jonathan) is the ‘New (old) Kid On The Eastside Block’. His love for music was nurtured as a kid. His father played piano and did regular gigs with local dance bands in Cape Town, South Africa while his mother’s beautiful voice filled the lounges of all the family gatherings.

In between having a special interest in collecting jazz and African music for the past 30+ years, PJ found time to become actively involved in issues and campaigns for a free South Africa, including visiting refugee camps in Botswana and Tanzania and raising the awareness of Australians as to the true nature of the struggle during  South Africa’s apartheid era.

PJ’s passion for music and jazz includes playing the flute and studying jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He played steel pans and was a playing member of Pan 2000 which performed at local festivals as well as Bellingen in 1999. PJ managed the Peter Tosh Tour of Australia in 1983.

PJ’s interest in radio began in the 80’s when he co-found the radio program African Connection on another community radio station, and he’s excited about this chance to have his own radio show and sharing the music that he’s collected with the wider community.

Recent Episodes

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 20th September, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 20th September, 2017
09:02am AfroCubism - Mariama
RELEASE: AfroCubism - LABEL: World Circuit
09:07am Jabu Khanyile and Bayete - Thabo
RELEASE: Mmalo-We - LABEL: Teal
09:13am Andre Tanker - Here And Now
RELEASE: Children Of The Big bang
09:21am Andy Narell - Jenny's Room
RELEASE: Live In South Afrca - LABEL: Heads Up
09:29am Ali Farka Toure - Savane
RELEASE: Savane - LABEL: World Circuit
09:36am Leon Thomas - A Night In Tunisia
RELEASE: Spirits Known and Unknown - LABEL: Flying Dutchman
09:49am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rythm - LABEL: Universal
09:49am Beny More - Mi Corazon llorro
RELEASE: Bolero De Oro - LABEL: Saludos Amigos
09:52am Brussels jazz Orchestra and Tutu Puoane - Umzokozo
RELEASE: Mama Africa - LABEL: Saphrane
10:06am Bunny Wailer - Who Feels It
RELEASE: Protest - LABEL: Island
10:14am The Creole Choir Of Cuba - Dulce Embelezo
RELEASE: Tande - La - LABEL: Real World
10:15am Dobet Gnahore - Nfletoun
RELEASE: Djaekpa La You - LABEL: Contre - Jour
10:19am Andre tanker - Wild Indian Band
RELEASE: Wild - LABEL: Andre Tanker
10:25am Etta James - Out On The Streets
RELEASE: Come A Little Closer - LABEL: Chess

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 13th September, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 13th September, 2017
09:05am Kyle Shepherd - Xamissa
RELEASE: Dream State - LABEL: Fine Art
09:13am Tlale Makhene - Song For Bheki
RELEASE: The Ascension Of The Enlightened - LABEL: Gallo
09:22am Marcus Wyatt - Gone
RELEASE: Language 12 - LABEL: Language 12
09:29am Winston Mankunku Ngozi - Yakhal' Inkomo
RELEASE: Yakhal' Inkomo - LABEL: Gallo
09:42am Benjamin Jephtha - One For The Plein Pt 1
RELEASE: Homecoming - LABEL: Independent
09:49am Lwanda Gogwana - Witch Hunting
RELEASE: Songbook Chapter 1 - LABEL: Archive Publications
09:49am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essense of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:55am Zim Ngqawana - Beautiful Love
RELEASE: Best Of Zim Ngqawana - LABEL: Sheer Sound
10:17am Abdullah Ibrahim - Krotoa - Crystal Clear
RELEASE: Mukashi ( Once Upon a Time) - LABEL: Intuition
10:17am Sydney Mavundla - Rzuc Pan To Paleni
RELEASE: Luhambo - LABEL: Independent
10:17am Chris McGregor and The Castle Lager Big Band - I Remember Billy
RELEASE: Jazz / The African Sound - LABEL: Jazzman
10:23am Melanie Scholtz - Connected
RELEASE: Connected - LABEL: Loudberry

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 6th September, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 6th September, 2017
08:08am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
08:15am Manu Dibango - Kamer Lion
RELEASE: Past Present Future - LABEL: Border Blaster
08:15am Bheki Mseleku - The Sun Race Arise
RELEASE: Star Seeding - LABEL: Verve
09:02am Fela Kuti - Water No Get Enemy
RELEASE: The Best of Fela Kuti - LABEL: Wrasse
09:14am Carlos Santana - I See Your Face
RELEASE: Corazon - LABEL: RCA
09:14am Manden Joliya - Djiu De Galinha
RELEASE: Badenya - LABEL: Smithsonian Folkways
09:23am Dorothy Masuka - Kutheni Zulu
RELEASE: Pata Pata - LABEL: Island
09:28am The Abyssinians - African Princess
RELEASE: Last Days - LABEL: Clinch
09:35am Leon Thomas - Song For My Father
RELEASE: Spirits Known and Unknown - LABEL: Ace Records
09:42am Siqubhu Sebalozi - Tikhiya
RELEASE: Songs Of The Swazi - LABEL: VDE-Gallo
09:51am Sigila Malse - Logaduka
RELEASE: Songs Of The Swazi - LABEL: VDE-Gallo
09:56am Alain Apopipo Apaloo - Anita
RELEASE: Floodgate - LABEL: Stunt
10:06am Monique Bingham - Deep In The Bottom (Of Africa)
RELEASE: Best Of The Last - LABEL: House Africa
10:14am Albright Feat. Vivian Sessoms - Heroin'
RELEASE: Sunny One Day - LABEL: Baby Buddha Records

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 30th August, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 30th August, 2017
09:02am Pinise Saul - Ivila
RELEASE: Voices Of Africa - LABEL: Promotion Music Specialties
09:05am Bembeya Jazz National - Petit Sekou
RELEASE: Petit Sekou - LABEL: Sheer sound
09:13am Denis Gonzalez - Immigrants
RELEASE: Best Of Wind On Steel - LABEL: Independent
09:17am Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuze - Chant Of The Marching
RELEASE: The Best Of - LABEL: Celluloid
09:24am Chucho Valdes & His Afro - Cuban Messengers - Caridad Amaro
RELEASE: Border - Free - LABEL: Comanche
09:34am Chucho Valdes & His Afro - Cuban Messengers - Abdel
RELEASE: Border - Free - LABEL: Comanche
09:42am Lwanda Gogwana - Guilty
RELEASE: Songbook Chapter 1 - LABEL: Archive Publications
09:51am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:52am Big Youth - Marcus Garvey
RELEASE: Deadlocks Dread - LABEL: Klik
09:55am Amampondo - Cumbelele (Childrens Game)
RELEASE: African Classics - LABEL: Sheer Sound
10:05am Chronixx - Wheel Out
RELEASE: Dread and Terrible - LABEL: Chronixx Music
10:10am The Vampires - Bendalong
RELEASE: The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke - LABEL: Earshift Music
10:16am Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars - Goombay Interlude - Rain Come Sun Come
RELEASE: Radio Salon - LABEL: Cunbancha
10:19am Andile Yenana - Pilar To Post
RELEASE: Who's Got The Map - LABEL: Sheer Sound
10:24am Manu Dibango - Kamer Lion
RELEASE: Past Present Future - LABEL: Border Blaster
10:24am Paapa Yankson - Fame Ye Wodze
RELEASE: Ghana Awake - LABEL: The Music Industry

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 23rd August, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 23rd August, 2017

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 16th August, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 16th August, 2017
09:02am The Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band - Mambo Da Las Brujas
RELEASE: Mambomania 9 Talkin' Verve) - LABEL: Verve
09:09am Don Laka - Imhotep ( The Beginning)
RELEASE: Pyramid - LABEL: Epic
09:09am Don Laka - Valley Of The Kings
RELEASE: Pyramid - LABEL: Epic
09:17am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:18am Burning Spear - Civilized Reggae
RELEASE: Social / Living Dub - LABEL: Island Def Jam
09:19am Jupiter & Okwess International - Nelly Interlude
RELEASE: Hotel universe - LABEL: Out Here
09:23am Herb Alpert & Hugh Masekela - Besame Mucho
RELEASE: Main Event - LABEL: A & M
09:34am Youssou N'Dour - Seven Seconds
RELEASE: The Guide - LABEL: Columbia
09:40am Carmen Lundy - When Will They learn
RELEASE: Soul To Soul - LABEL: Afrasia Productions
09:47am Ratau Mike Makhlemele - Umfana
RELEASE: Searching For The Truth - LABEL: Tequila
09:57am Manu Dibango - Kamer Lion
RELEASE: past present future - LABEL: Border Blaster
09:57am Pierre Akedengue - Izimi
RELEASE: African Blues - Beginners Guide - LABEL: nascente
10:08am Moises Simons - Peanut Vendor
RELEASE: Mambomania - LABEL: Verve
10:08am Omar Sosa - Nuevo Manto
RELEASE: Mulatos - LABEL: Ota
10:15am Sakhile - Isililo
RELEASE: Sakhile - LABEL: Sony
10:19am Lonnie Liston Smith - Renaissance
RELEASE: rennaisance - LABEL: RCA