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 21st June, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 21st June, 2017
08:15am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
08:28am Charlie Hunter - Rebel Music
RELEASE: Natty Dread - LABEL: Blue Note
09:03am Bob Marley - Rebel Music
RELEASE: Babylon By Bus - LABEL: Island
09:09am Cheikh Lo - Sankara
RELEASE: Jamm - LABEL: World Circuit
09:15am Afro Fiesta - Patrice Lumumba
RELEASE: Music Is My Ammunition - LABEL: Playing For Change
09:21am Peter Tosh - Wanted Dread And Alive
RELEASE: Wanted Dread And Alive - LABEL: Parlophone
09:29am Steel Pulse - Biko's Kindred Spirit
RELEASE: Tribute To The Masters - LABEL: Island
09:38am Just A Band, Bajah + Chance The Rapper - Gentleman
RELEASE: Red Hot + Fela compilation - LABEL: Red Hot Organisation
09:47am Playing For Change - Music Is My Ammunition
RELEASE: Songs Around The World Vol. 2 - LABEL: Timeless Media
09:58am Jennifer Hudson ( Soweto Gospel Choir) - Bleed For Love
RELEASE: Winnie Mandela (original motion picture soundtrack) - LABEL: Equinox Films
10:04am Baaba Maal - A Song For Women
RELEASE: Television - LABEL: Palm Pictures
10:08am The Protesters - Time
RELEASE: Soul Of The Nation - LABEL: Freedom Street Records
10:15am Nuru Kane - Cheikh Anta
RELEASE: Sigil - LABEL: Riverboat Records
10:21am Burning Spear - Old Marcus Garvey
RELEASE: Marcus Garvey / Garvey's Ghost - LABEL: Island Def Jam Music

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 14th June, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 14th June, 2017
08:22am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
08:27am Maurice Kirya - If I Ever
RELEASE: Misubbaawa - LABEL: Independent
08:31am Judith Sephuma - Timeless Moments
RELEASE: New Beginnings - LABEL: Sony BMG
09:02am Valerie Kimani - Sirudi
RELEASE: Baisikeli - LABEL: Gallo
09:08am Sali Sidibe - Musee
RELEASE: Classic & New African Flavours - LABEL: nascente
09:16am Big Youth - Political Confusion
RELEASE: Natty Universal Dread - Hotter Fire - LABEL: Negusa Negast
09:20am Sidner Barima Oppong - Africa Money
RELEASE: Ghana Awake - LABEL: The Music Industry
09:27am Big Youth - Jim Squeechy
RELEASE: Jammin In The House Of Dread - LABEL: Reachout Int.
09:33am Rokia Traore - Ne So
RELEASE: Ne So - LABEL: Nonesuch
09:42am AfroCubism - Nima Diyala
RELEASE: AfroCubism - LABEL: World Circuit
09:52am Herbie Tsaoeli - Asiyibambeni Sonke
RELEASE: African Time - LABEL: Sheer Sound
09:56am Abdullah Ibrahim - Joan - Flower of Cape Town
RELEASE: African Magic - LABEL: Enja
10:05am Maurice Kirya - I Will Sing
RELEASE: Misubbaawa - LABEL: Independent
10:10am Richard Bona - Ekwa Mwato
RELEASE: Richard Bona Live At Basel Festival - LABEL: Interowners
10:21am The Vampires - Endings & Beginnings Pt 1
RELEASE: The Vampires meet Lionel loueke - LABEL: Earshift

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 7th June, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 7th June, 2017
08:21am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:03am Ringo Madlingozi - Thula
RELEASE: Sondelani - LABEL: CCP
09:08am Cheikh Lo - Jamm
RELEASE: Jamm - LABEL: World Circuit
09:16am Mulatu Astatke - Phantom Of The Panter
RELEASE: Inspiration Information - LABEL: Strut
09:16am Auriol Hayes - My Love
RELEASE: Call It Love/Anima Sola - LABEL: Independent
09:22am Mongo Santamaria - Watermelon Man
RELEASE: Out Of Sight - LABEL: Jersey Records
09:25am Auriol Hayes - Devil Woman
RELEASE: Call It Love/Anima Sola - LABEL: Independent
09:32am Asiko - Bushman
RELEASE: You Strong But You Wrong - LABEL: Independent
09:41am Cesaria Evora - Besame Mucho
RELEASE: The Best Of - LABEL: LusAfrica
09:49am Soul Brothers - Mama Ka S'Bongile
RELEASE: Ezinkulu The Best Of - LABEL: Gallo
09:55am Maya Angelou - Still I Rise
RELEASE: Caged Bird Sings - LABEL: Smooch Music
10:01am Big Youth - Black Man Message
RELEASE: Dreadlocks Dread - LABEL: Front Line
10:07am Mulatu Astatke - Chinese New Year
RELEASE: Inspiration Information - LABEL: Strut
10:10am Ringo Madlingozi & Oliver Mtukudzi - Into Yami
RELEASE: The Oliver Mtukudzi Collection - LABEL: Independent
10:17am Manu Dibango - Kamer Lion
RELEASE: Past Present Future - LABEL: Border Blaster
10:18am Jahdan Blakkamoore - Songs Of Love
RELEASE: Babylon Nightmare - LABEL: Lustre Kings
10:25am Jimmy Dludlu - Freedom Song
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
10:25am Bembeye Jazz National - Yarabi
RELEASE: African Classics - LABEL: Sheer Sound

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 31st May, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 31st May, 2017
08:12am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
08:16am Kyle Shepherd - Bobbejaan/Minstrels Go To Court
RELEASE: 20 Years Sheer African Jazz - LABEL: Sheer Sound
09:04am Ringo - U Doli
RELEASE: Ndim Lo - LABEL: EMI
09:08am Salif Keita - Simby
RELEASE: Tale - LABEL: Cartell
09:15am Simphiwe Dana - Ingoma Ka Maiane
RELEASE: Kulture Noir - LABEL: Gallo
09:15am Jazz Warriors - Chameleon
RELEASE: The Rebirth Of Cool 2 - LABEL: Island
09:24am The Protesters - District 6
RELEASE: Soul Of The Nation - LABEL: Freedom Street
09:30am Marcus Wyatt - Two Short Stories From The Seven Steps
RELEASE: Language 12 - LABEL: Language 12
09:39am Hugh Masekela - Bring It Back
RELEASE: Phola - LABEL: 4Q Times Square Music
09:46am Tony Allen, M1 & Baloji - Afrodisco Beat 2013
RELEASE: Red Hot + Fela - LABEL: Red Hot Orginisation
09:52am Bunny Wailer - Dream Land
RELEASE: Blackheart Man - LABEL: Island Def Jam
10:02am Roberto Fonseca - Afro Mambo
RELEASE: ABUC - LABEL: Montuno Productions
10:05am Roberto Fonseca - Cubano Chant
RELEASE: ABUC - LABEL: Montuno Productions/Impulse
10:18am Manu Dibango - Kamer Lion
RELEASE: Past Present Future - LABEL: Border Blaster
10:18am Simphiwe Dana - Felas Azania
RELEASE: Kulture Noir - LABEL: Gallo
10:19am Anthony Joseph - Tamarind
RELEASE: Time - LABEL: Heavenly Sweetness
10:21am Oumou Sangare - Seya
RELEASE: Songlines Music Awards - LABEL: Songlines

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 24th May, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 24th May, 2017
09:05am Ayub Ogada - En Mana Kuogo
RELEASE: En Mana Kuogo - LABEL: Real World
09:09am Tito Puente - New Arrival
RELEASE: Calle 54 - LABEL: EMI
09:21am Mucho Mambo - Interlude
RELEASE: Moorish - LABEL: Mucho Mambo
09:21am Feya Faku - Mr Ibrahim
RELEASE: African Brass - LABEL: Sheer Sound
09:26am Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra - Mali Sadio
RELEASE: Boulevarde De l'Independance - LABEL: World Circuit
09:37am Errol Renaud - One
RELEASE: Free - LABEL: Eman Music
09:42am Monique Bingham - Poor People
RELEASE: Best of the Last - LABEL: SME House Africa
09:42am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:49am Bunny wailer - Fig Tree
RELEASE: Blackheart Man - LABEL: Island Def Jam
09:55am Zim Ngqawana - Unyangantathu
RELEASE: African Brass - LABEL: Sheer Sound
10:04am The Toreadors - Gwinyitche
RELEASE: Next Stop...Soweto Vol 2 - LABEL: Strut
10:16am Asmara All Stars - Ykre Belni
RELEASE: Eritrea's Got Soul - LABEL: Outhere
10:16am Madman Jaga - Hankuri
RELEASE: Nigeria Afrobeat Special - LABEL: ABRSM
10:22am Hedzoleh Soundz & Hugh Masekela - Adade
RELEASE: Hugh Masekela Intrducing Hedzoleh Soundz - LABEL: Blue Thumb
10:25am Dobet Gnahore - Evigne
RELEASE: Djekpa La You - LABEL: Contre Jour

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