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 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

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 9th August, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 9th August, 2017

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 2nd August, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 2nd August, 2017
09:04am Errol Dyers - Sonesta
RELEASE: The African Connection - LABEL: Sheer Sound
09:10am Ajak Kwai - Always Be Your Friend
RELEASE: of cows and women - LABEL: independent
09:16am Regina Carter - Day reaming On The Niger
RELEASE: Reverse Thread - LABEL: independent
09:19am Chasseurs Senoufou Tagouoa d Qoulonkot - Sama faga mugu
RELEASE: Burkina Faso - LABEL: VDEGallo
09:23am Sisi Diara - Niger Flows
RELEASE: Cafe Africa - LABEL: Union Square
09:24am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:39am Lionel Loueke - Aziza Dance
RELEASE: Aziza - LABEL: Dare 2
09:50am Peter Tosh - No Nucleur War
RELEASE: No Nuclear War - LABEL: Parlophone
09:54am Groove Collective - Crisis
RELEASE: Afrbeat...No Go Die - LABEL: Shanachie
10:09am Jimmy DluDlu - Point Of View
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
10:17am Mfaz'Omnyama - Ngihlanze Ngedela
RELEASE: Gratest Moments Of - LABEL: Gallo
10:23am Peter Tosh - Lesson In My Life
RELEASE: Bush Doctor - LABEL: Parlophone

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 26th July, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 26th July, 2017
08:25am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:04am Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens - Mbaqanga
RELEASE: Mbaqanga - LABEL: Gallo
09:07am Lorna Bennet - Breakfast In Bed
RELEASE: True Reggae - LABEL: Spectrum
09:13am Errol Dyers & Sheer Allstars - Langery
RELEASE: Africa Straight Ahead - LABEL: Sheer Sound
09:18am Andy Narell - Chakalaka
RELEASE: Live In South Africa - LABEL: Heads Up
09:29am Ismael Lo - Nafanta
RELEASE: Jammu Africa - LABEL: Capitol France
09:35am Andy Palacio - Land of Africa
RELEASE: Til Dawn Mawnin - LABEL: Stonetree Records
09:44am The Protesters - Slogan Of Fear
RELEASE: Post Colonial World - LABEL: Freedom Street
09:46am Johnny Dyani - Mbizo
RELEASE: Witchdoctor's Son - LABEL: Steeple Chase
10:01am Michael Jackson - Liberian Girl
RELEASE: The Indespensible Collection - LABEL: MJJ Productions
10:03am Hedzoleh Soundz - Hedzoleh
RELEASE: Hedzoleh Soundz - LABEL: Soundway
10:10am Dee Dee Bridgewater - Oh My Love
RELEASE: Red Earth - A Malian Journey - LABEL: DDB Productions
10:19am Manu Dibango - Kamer Lion
RELEASE: Past Present Future - LABEL: Border Blaster
10:19am Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca - Mama Kiyele
RELEASE: Baila! - A Latin Dance Party - LABEL: Putumayo
10:23am Hugh Masekela - Ashiko
RELEASE: Black To Africa - LABEL: Shanachie

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 19th July, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 19th July, 2017
08:35am Fela Kuti & The Africa '70 - Jeun Ko Ku (Chop & Quench)
RELEASE: Open Close / Afrodisiac - LABEL: The Planet Co.
09:05am Moreira Chonguica - Relaxante
RELEASE: Mp Reloaded - LABEL: Morestar
09:10am Moses Taiwa Molelekwa - Finding Ones Self
RELEASE: Spotlight On Moses Taiwa Molelkwa - LABEL: African cream
09:19am Manu Dibango (feat) Ray Phiri - Lady
RELEASE: Wakafrica - LABEL: Fnac
09:26am Abdullah Ibrahim - Tafelberg Samba / Carnival Samba
RELEASE: Mantra Mode - LABEL: Enja
09:33am Peter Tosh - Coming in Hot
RELEASE: Wanted Dread And Alive - LABEL: Parlophone
09:40am Ketama - Africa
RELEASE: Songhai - LABEL: Nuevos Medios
09:45am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:45am Monique Bingham - You Me World
RELEASE: Best Of The Last - LABEL: SME Africa
09:53am Oliver Mtukudzi - Deaf Ear
RELEASE: Sarawago - LABEL: Sheer Sound
09:58am Kamasi Washington - The Rhythm Changes
RELEASE: The Epic - LABEL: Brainfeeder
10:08am Simphiwe Dana - Zobuya Nini IInkomo
RELEASE: An Evening With Simphiwe Dana - LABEL: Gallo
10:17am Manu Dibango - Kamer Lion
RELEASE: Past Present Future - LABEL: Border Blaster
10:17am Moreaira Chonguica - Boarding Time
RELEASE: Mp Reloaded - LABEL: Morestar
10:20am Simphiwe dana - Ilolo
RELEASE: An Evening With Simphiwe Dana - LABEL: Gallo

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 12th July, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 12th July, 2017
Playing For Change - Music Is my Ammunition
RELEASE: Songs Around The World - LABEL: Timeless Media
Angelique Kidjo - Voodoo Child
RELEASE: Oremi - LABEL: Island
Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa
RELEASE: Lion Of Africa - LABEL: ESIP
Mbuso Khoza - Interlude
RELEASE: Zilindile - LABEL: KZN Music
Andile Yenana - Wicked Whispers
RELEASE: We Used to Dance - LABEL: Sheer Sound
Khadja Nin - Sina Mali, Sina Deni (Free)
RELEASE: Sambolera - LABEL: Disques Vogue
Keziah Jones - Wet Questions
RELEASE: Black Orpheus - LABEL: Because Music
Keziah Jones - All Praises
RELEASE: Black Orpheus - LABEL: Because Music
Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
Malawi Mouse Boys - Ndiyamika
RELEASE: Womad 2015 - LABEL: Cartell
Soweto String Quartet - Last boat To Goree
RELEASE: Millennia - LABEL: South Africa
Dom Um Romao - Lamento Negro
RELEASE: Complete Muse Sessions - LABEL: Muse
Unknown Artist - Rosa Viola ka moele ku sbe de
RELEASE: Musique du Monde - LABEL: BUDA
Mayra Andrade - Odjus fitchadu
RELEASE: Storia Storia - LABEL: Sony
Manu Dibango - Kamer Lion
RELEASE: Past Present Future - LABEL: Border Blaster
Hasna El Becharia - Hakmet Lakdar
RELEASE: African Blues Beginners Guide - LABEL: Demon
Ernest Ranglin - D'accord
RELEASE: In Search of the lost Riddim - LABEL: Palm