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 17th May, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 17th May, 2017
09:04am Baaba Maal - A Song For Women
RELEASE: Television - LABEL: Palm Pictures
09:11am Sierra' Leone's Refugee All-Stars - Chant It Down
RELEASE: Radio Salone - LABEL: Cumbancha
09:11am Bob Marley - Natural Mystic
RELEASE: Exodus - LABEL: Island
09:17am King Ayisoba - Wekana
RELEASE: 1000 Can die - LABEL: Glitterbeat
09:24am Marvin Gaye - More
RELEASE: Romantically Yours - LABEL: Motown
09:29am Nduduzo Makhathini - Mama Africa
RELEASE: Inner Dimensions - LABEL: Independent
09:40am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:40am Manou Gallo - Stars
RELEASE: Manou Gallo - LABEL: Zig Zag World-Djiboi
09:43am Sierra Leon's Refugee All- Stars - Goombay Interlude
RELEASE: Radio Salone - LABEL: Cumbancha
09:43am Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars - Mampama
RELEASE: Radio Salone - LABEL: Cumbancha
09:49am Kekele - Mbote Ya Pamba
RELEASE: Rumba Congo - LABEL: Stern's
09:54am Bassekou Kouyate& Ngoni Ba - Jonkoloni
RELEASE: Segu Blue - LABEL: out here
09:59am Roland Alphonso - Federal Special
RELEASE: Something Special - LABEL: Studio 1
10:04am Manou Gallo - Adoo
RELEASE: Manou Gallo - LABEL: Zig Zag World - Djiboi
10:09am Moussa Diakite - Super Koulandjan
RELEASE: Donkomodja - LABEL: Wassa
10:12am Amampndo - Molweni
RELEASE: Langa Nights - LABEL: Mountain Records
10:25am Seckou Keita Skq - Miniyamba
RELEASE: The Silimbo Passage - LABEL: World Ad
10:26am Jimmy Dludlu - Freedom Song
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 10th May, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 10th May, 2017
08:31am The Vampires - Hard Love
RELEASE: The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke - LABEL: Earshift
09:08am Chris McGregor - Switch
RELEASE: African Sound - LABEL: Jazzman
09:10am Mbuso Kuhoza - Interlude
RELEASE: Zilindile - LABEL: KZN Music House
09:19am The Manhattan Brothers - Be My Guest
RELEASE: African Jazz Classics: Township Jazz Collection
09:27am Sydney Mavundla - Sabies Riff
RELEASE: Luhambo - LABEL: Independent
09:40am Keziah Jones - Postcolonialmothership
RELEASE: Captain Rugged - LABEL: Because Music
09:41am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:47am The Vampires - Endings & Beginnings
RELEASE: The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke - LABEL: Earshift
09:48am The Vampires - Suck a Seed
RELEASE: The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke - LABEL: Earshift
09:49am Sydney Mavundla - Nine N'suke Khay'kine
RELEASE: Luhambo - LABEL: Independent
10:02am The Vampires - Ubud Bubble
RELEASE: The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke - LABEL: Earshift
10:14am Les Nubians - Makeda
RELEASE: Princesses Nubiennes - LABEL: Parlophone
10:19am Cheikh Lo - Bambay Gueej
RELEASE: Bambay Gueej - LABEL: World Cicuit
10:25am Chris McGregor - I Remember Billy
RELEASE: African Sound - LABEL: Jazzman