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 22nd November, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 22nd November, 2017
09:07am Ruff Scott - Who Am I
RELEASE: Nothing Shall I Fear - LABEL: RopeadopeLLC
09:08am Alain Apipio - Bantima
RELEASE: Flood Gate - LABEL: Sundance
09:11am Richard Bona - Tumba La Nyama
RELEASE: Bonafied - LABEL: Classic Jazz France
09:20am Rico - Dial Africa
RELEASE: Roots To The Bone - LABEL: Island
09:24am Toumani & Sidiki - Lampedusa
RELEASE: Toumani Diabate & Sidiki Diabate - LABEL: World Circuit
09:31am Dhafer Youssef - A Kind Of Love
RELEASE: Malak - LABEL: Enja
09:38am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:38am Abdullah Ibrahim - Zimbabwe
RELEASE: Zimbabwe - LABEL: Enja
09:45am Oliver Mtukudzi - Hope
RELEASE: Nhava - LABEL: Heads Up
09:52am Royal Swazi Spa - Fear Like You
RELEASE: African Puzzle - LABEL: REARear
09:59am Ringo Madlingozi - Thula
RELEASE: Ringo Madlingozi - LABEL: ccp Records
10:06am ChocQuibTown - De Donde Vengo Yo
RELEASE: Behind The Machine - LABEL: Sony
10:12am Manu Dibango - Haters Anthem
RELEASE: Past Present Future - LABEL: Border Blaster
10:17am Patato featuring Sam Mapangala - Kora - Son
RELEASE: Rough Guide To Afro - Cuba - LABEL: World Circuit Network
10:25am Manu Dibango - Kamer Lion
RELEASE: Past Present Future - LABEL: Border Blaster
10:25am Zamajobe - Ndawo Yami
RELEASE: Ndawo Yami - LABEL: BMG

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 15th November, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 15th November, 2017
08:29am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:04am Abdullah Ibrahim - Cape Town To Congo Square 1
RELEASE: Cape Town Revisited - LABEL: Enja
09:15am The Black Seeds - What We Need
RELEASE: Keep On Pushing - LABEL: ABRSM
09:20am Los Hombres Calientes - Rojo's Revenge
RELEASE: Vol 5: Carnival - LABEL: Basin Street Records
09:26am Sergio Mendes - Senhoras Do Amazonas
RELEASE: Brasileiro - LABEL: Elektra
09:32am Geoffrey Oryema - Listening Wind
RELEASE: Spirit - LABEL: Sonodisc
09:38am Maysa - Willow Weep For Me
RELEASE: A Woman In Love - LABEL: Shanachie
09:44am Miguel Zenon - Esta Plena
RELEASE: Esta Plena - LABEL: Marsalis Music
09:54am Moses Taiwa Molelekwa - Capitalismo
RELEASE: Spotlight On Moses Taiwa Molelekwa - LABEL: African Cream
10:03am The Ogyatanaa Show Band - You Monopolise Me
RELEASE: Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds and Ghanaian Blues - LABEL: Soundway
10:08am Gloria Bosman - Amaqwati
RELEASE: Tales Of South African Jazz - LABEL: Sheer sound
10:15am Africando All Stars - Pepita
RELEASE: Mandali - LABEL: Sterns Africa
10:23am King Mensah - Nana Benz
RELEASE: Cafe Africa - LABEL: Union Square Music
10:26am Itadi - Live In Another World
RELEASE: Afro - Beat Airways - LABEL: Analog Africa

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 8th November, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 8th November, 2017
08:26am Manu Dibango - Kamer Lion
RELEASE: Past Present Future - LABEL: Border Blaster
09:06am Charlie Hunter Quartet - Lively Up Yourself
RELEASE: Natty Dread - LABEL: Blue Note
09:10am Buika - Ne me quitte pas
RELEASE: La noche mas larga - LABEL: Warner Music
09:17am Manou Gallo - Wiyo
RELEASE: Manou Gallo - LABEL: Zig Zag World
09:22am Johnny Cleg & Savuka - Asimbonanga
RELEASE: In My African Dream / Best Of - LABEL: Parlophone
09:29am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:30am Johnny Clegg & Soweto Gospel Choir - Africa
RELEASE: The Best Of - LABEL: Rhythm Safari
09:32am Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens - Stop Crying
RELEASE: Mbaqanga - LABEL: Gallo
09:40am Euclides Da Lomba - Emcoes de Vida
RELEASE: Kizomba de Angola - LABEL: Sons d'Africa
09:46am Jah Bouks - Call Angola
RELEASE: Angola - Single - LABEL: Tad's Records Inc
09:52am Marcus Wyatt & Language 12 - Dance Of The Painted Faces
RELEASE: Maji Maji - LABEL: Language 12
10:05am Cleon's Three - Sativa
RELEASE: Techni-colour Rain - LABEL: Cleon Barraclough
10:12am Djeli Moussa Diawara - Flamenkora
RELEASE: Flamenkora - LABEL: Celluloid
10:17am Buika - Throw It Away
RELEASE: La noche mas larga - LABEL: Warner Spain
10:24am Damien 'Junior Gong' Marley - We're Gonna Make It
RELEASE: Welcome To Jamrock - LABEL: Universal

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 1st November, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 1st November, 2017
09:02am Franco - Attention Na Sida
RELEASE: Rough Guide To Franco - LABEL: Morld Music Network
09:14am Enieda Marta - Intro
RELEASE: Nha Sunhu - LABEL: Uquru
09:14am Jaojoby - K'aza Miahiahy
RELEASE: Malagasy - LABEL: Discorama
09:20am Miles Davis - Amandla
RELEASE: Live Around The World - LABEL: Warner
09:27am Jimmy Cliff - World Upside Down
RELEASE: Rebirth - LABEL: Sunpower
09:32am El Hadj'diaye - Boor Yi
RELEASE: African Blues - LABEL: Nascente
09:39am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:40am Anthony Joseph - Kezi
RELEASE: Time - LABEL: Heavenly Sweetness / Naive
09:46am Eneida Marta - Lope Kai
RELEASE: Lope Kai - LABEL: IRIS
09:51am Joe Henderson - Black Narcissus
RELEASE: Black Narcissus - LABEL: Milestone
10:00am Abdullah Ibrahim - The Homecoming
RELEASE: African Marketplace - LABEL: Elektra
10:05am Gigi - Zomaye
RELEASE: Gigi - LABEL: Palm Pictures
10:11am Sakhile - Shumi Lemenyaka
RELEASE: Togetherness - LABEL: Sheer Sound
10:21am Simphiwe Dana - Zundiqondisie
RELEASE: An Evening with Simphiwe Dana - LABEL: Gallo
10:25am Mafikizolo - Banxoshile
RELEASE: Van Toeka Af - LABEL: Universal

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 25th October, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 25th October, 2017
08:23am Playing for Change - Music Is My Ammunition
RELEASE: PFC2 Songs Around The World - LABEL: Timeless Media
09:01am Amadou & Mariam - Taxi Bamako
RELEASE: Dimanche A Bamako - LABEL: Wea
09:06am Orlandp Julius - Sangodele
RELEASE: Jaiyede Afro - LABEL: Strut
09:13am Ephraim - Mulaba Na Ine
RELEASE: Six Years Of / Zambian Gospel Music - LABEL: All Nations
09:17am Linton Kwesi Johnson - Poems Of Shape And Motion
RELEASE: More Time - LABEL: LKJ
09:27am Bob Thiele Emergency - Lament For John Coltrane
RELEASE: Liberation Music: Spiritual Jazz and the Art of Protest - LABEL: Ace Records
09:34am Bonga - Mulemda Xangola
RELEASE: African Party - LABEL: Putumayo
09:42am Apopocalyps - Somalia
RELEASE: Somalia - Single - LABEL: Apopocalyps
09:48am Ajak Kwai - We Need Love Not War
RELEASE: Come Together - LABEL: Australian Council
09:48am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:52am Roberto Fonseca & Fatoumata Diawara - Yemaya
RELEASE: At Home - LABEL: Montuno
10:01am Roberto Fonseca & Fatoumata Diawara - Real Family
RELEASE: At Home - LABEL: Montuno
10:08am Burning Spear - Pick Up The Pieces
RELEASE: Burning Spear - LABEL: Burning Music
10:15am Jahdan Blakkamoore - Songs Of Love
RELEASE: Babylon Nightmare - LABEL: Lustre Kings
10:19am Eneida Marta - Mindjer Doce Mel
RELEASE: Lope Kai - LABEL: IRIS
10:24am Manu Dibango - Kamer Lion
RELEASE: Past Present Future - LABEL: Border Blaster
10:24am Bernice Boikanyo - Mangankune
RELEASE: My Soul - LABEL: Boikanyo Music

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 18th October, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 18th October, 2017
08:35am Manu Dibango - Kamer Lion
RELEASE: Past Present Future - LABEL: Border Blaster
09:02am Letta Mbulu - Maru A Pula
RELEASE: South African Jazz - LABEL: Sony
09:06am Orchestra OK Jazz - A Moins Que Namikosa
RELEASE: Africa Boogaloo - The Latinization Of Africa - LABEL: Honest John's Records
09:09am Moussa Diakite - Atoh
RELEASE: Doncomodja - LABEL: Wassa
09:18am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:19am Lucky Lartey - Lucky Interview
RELEASE: Lucky Interview - LABEL: Independent
09:20am Manu Dibango - Summertime
RELEASE: Lion Of Africa - LABEL: Global Mix
09:29am Lucky Lartey - Lucky Interview
RELEASE: Lucky Interview - LABEL: Independent
09:34am Gato Barbieri - TuPac Amaru
RELEASE: Liberation Music: Spiritual Jazz & The Art Of Protest - LABEL: Ace Records
09:39am Lucky Lartey - Lucky Interview
RELEASE: Lucky Interview - LABEL: Independent
09:45am Ba Cissoko - Manssani
RELEASE: African Blues - Beginners Guide - LABEL: Nascente
09:50am Lucky Lartey - Lucky Interview
RELEASE: Lucky Interview - LABEL: Independent
09:56am Nathalie Cardone - Yo Soy Rebelde
RELEASE: A Tribute To Che Guevara - LABEL: Editions Milan Music
10:05am Lucky Lartey - Lucky Interview
RELEASE: Lucky Interview - LABEL: Independent
10:08am Vusi Mahlasela - Melodi Mamelodi
RELEASE: The Voice - LABEL: ATO
10:14am Vieux Farka Toure - Safare
RELEASE: Mon Pays - LABEL: Six Degrees Records
10:19am Vieux Diop - Fem
RELEASE: Vieux Jo - LABEL: Triloka / Karuna
10:24am Jimmy Dludlu - Wins Of Change
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal