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 29th March, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 29th March, 2017
09:10am Jupiter & Okwess Internationalh - Nelly Interlude
RELEASE: Hotel Universe - LABEL: Out Here
09:12am Peter Tosh - Johnny B Good
RELEASE: Mama Africa - LABEL: EMI
09:13am Lionel Loueke - Virgin Forest
RELEASE: Virgin Forest - LABEL: Obliq Sound
09:17am Louis Mhlanga - Ndasara Ndega
RELEASE: Musik Ye Afrika - LABEL: Indpndent
09:19am Jahdan Blakkamoore - World Needs Love
RELEASE: Order Of Distinction - LABEL: Lustre kings
09:23am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:33am Jerry Leonide - Black River Road
RELEASE: The Key - LABEL: act music
09:34am Jaojoby - Malagasy
RELEASE: Malagasy - LABEL: Discorama
09:47am Ju'Hoansi Bushmen from Namibia - Mangetti
RELEASE: Namibia Bushmen Ju'Hoansi - LABEL: Ocora Radio-France
09:55am Fatoumata Diawara - Bakanoba
RELEASE: fatou - LABEL: World Circuit
09:58am Fela Kuti & The Africa 70 - Let's Start
RELEASE: Live! with Ginger baker - LABEL: Atlantic
10:07am Manu Dibango - Kamer Lion
RELEASE: past present future - LABEL: Border Blaster
10:09am Orchestra Ok Jazz - A moins Que Namikosa
RELEASE: Africa Boogaloo- The Latinization Of West Africa - LABEL: Honest Jon's Records
10:15am Hedzoleh Soundz & Hugh Masekela - Patience
RELEASE: Masekela Intrducing Hedzoleh Soundz - LABEL: Blue Thumb
10:16am Jimmy Dludlu - River of Lost Dreams
RELEASE: Afrocentric - LABEL: Universal

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 22nd March, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 22nd March, 2017
Louis Mhlanga - Ndasara Ndega
RELEASE: Musik Ye Afrika - LABEL: Independent
Jupiter & Okwess international - Nelly Interlude
RELEASE: Hotel Universe - LABEL: Out Here
Jupiter & Okwess International - Djwende Talaleka
RELEASE: Hotel Universe - LABEL: Out Here
Peter Tosh - Johnny B Good
RELEASE: Mama Africa - LABEL: EMI
Lionel Loueke - Virgin Forest
RELEASE: Virgin Forest - LABEL: Obliq Sound
Jahdan Blakkamoore - World Needs Love
RELEASE: Order Of Distinction - LABEL: Lustre Kings
Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde (Prelude)
RELEASE: Essence of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
Jerry Leonide - Black River Road
RELEASE: The Key - LABEL: act music
Jaojoby - Malagasy
RELEASE: Malagasy - LABEL: Discorama
Ju'hoansi Bushmen from Namibia - Mangetti
RELEASE: Namibia: Bushmen Ju'hoansi - LABEL: Ocora Radio France
Fatoumata Diawara - Bankanoba
RELEASE: Fatou - LABEL: World Circuit
Femi Kuti & The Africa 70 - Lets Start
RELEASE: Live! - LABEL: Universal
Manu Dibango - Kamer Lion
RELEASE: Past Present and Future - LABEL: Border Blaster
Orchestra Ok Jazz - A Moins Que Namikosa
RELEASE: Africa Boogloo-The Latinization of West Afrika - LABEL: Honest Jon's Records
Hedzoleh Soundz & Hugh Masekela - Patience
RELEASE: Masekela Introducing Hedzoleh Soundz - LABEL: Blue Thumb
Jimmy Dludlu - River of Lost Dreams
RELEASE: Afrocentric - LABEL: Universal

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

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 15th March, 2017
09:04am Carmen Souza - Afri Ka
RELEASE: Protegid - LABEL: Galileo
09:13am Buika - New Afro-Spanish Collective
RELEASE: In My Skin - LABEL: Warner Music
09:18am Miriam Makeba - Africa Is Where My Heart Lies
RELEASE: Homeland - LABEL: Siyandisa
09:26am Cesaria Evora - Besame Mucho
RELEASE: Cesaria Evora: Best Of - LABEL: Lusafrica
09:32am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde (Prelude)
RELEASE: Essence of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:33am Carmen Lundy - Grace (Feat. Simphiwe Dana)
RELEASE: Soul to Soul - LABEL: Afrasia Productions
09:50am Sathima Bea Benjamin - Africa
RELEASE: Off The Track Vol 1 The Bronx: Compiled By Kon & Amir - LABEL: BBE
09:56am Somi (Feat. Angelique Kidjo) - Lady Revisited
RELEASE: The Lagos Music Salon - LABEL: Sony Music
09:56am Thandiswa Mazwai - Vana Vevhu
RELEASE: Ibokwe - LABEL: Gallo
10:08am Rokia Traore - Strange Fruit
RELEASE: Ne So - LABEL: Nonesuch
10:15am Dee Dee Bridgewater - Four Women
RELEASE: Red Earth - A Malian Experience - LABEL: DDB Productions
10:23am Zara McFarlane - Police And Thieves
RELEASE: If You Knew Her - LABEL: Brownwood Recordings
10:25am Sibongile Khumalo - There's Music In The Air
RELEASE: A Taste Of Caiphus - LABEL: Sheer Sound

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

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 8th March, 2017
Bayete and Jabu Khanyile - Emandulo
RELEASE: Mmalo - We - LABEL: Universal
Rene - Mark Bini - Sama Yoon
RELEASE: Colors Of Africa - LABEL: Warner Music
Moreira Chonguiça - Personality and Good Looks
RELEASE: Mp Reloaded - LABEL: Morestar
Kyeremateng - I Go Die For You
RELEASE: Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968-81 - LABEL: Soundways Records
Mighty Sparrow - Bacchanal Party
RELEASE: Dancing Shoes - LABEL: ICE T&t
Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde (Prelude)
RELEASE: Essence of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
Bheki Mseleku - Celebration
RELEASE: Celebration - LABEL: World Circuit
Marcus Wyatt & Language 12 - Blues For Johnny
RELEASE: Maji Maji In The Land Of Milk and Honey - LABEL: Language 12
Manu Dibango - Pata Pata Feat. Kaissa Doumbe
RELEASE: Wakafrika - LABEL: Wagram Music
Nduduzo Makhathini - King Fela
RELEASE: Listening To The Ground - LABEL: Nduduzo Makhathini
Marcus Wyatt & Language 12 - Pule
RELEASE: Maji Maji In The Land of Milk and Honey - LABEL: Language 12
Chiwoniso - Matsotsi
RELEASE: Rebel Woman - LABEL: Cumbancha
AfroMantra - Lighting The World
RELEASE: Uplifting Spirit - LABEL: AfroMantra

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

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 1st March, 2017
Ali Farka Toure& Toumani Diabate - Sabu Yerkoy
RELEASE: Ali & Toumani - LABEL: World Circuit
Geoffrey Oreyema - Listening Wind
RELEASE: Spirit - LABEL: Sonodisc
Bembeya Jazz Nationa - Yekeke
RELEASE: African Classics - LABEL: Sheer Sound
Alexander Abreu & Havana D'Primera - El Que Saba Esta Callao
RELEASE: Pasaporte - LABEL: Pafata Prod.
Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
Andile Yenana - Wicked Whispers
RELEASE: We Used To ance - LABEL: Sheer Sound
The Protesters - District Six
RELEASE: Soul Of The Nation - LABEL: Freedom Street Records
Naomi Wachira - Witness
RELEASE: African Girl-Single - LABEL: Independent
Zamajobe - African Girl
RELEASE: Ndawo Yami - LABEL: BMG
Anthony Joseph - Time:Archeology
RELEASE: Time - LABEL: Heavenly Sweetness