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 January, 2018

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 17th January, 2018
08:19am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
08:21am Maya Angelou - Still I Rise
RELEASE: Caged Bird Sings - LABEL: Smooch Music Inc.
08:28am Khadja Nin - Sina Mali
RELEASE: Sambolera - LABEL: Disques Vogue
09:01am Ratau Mike Makhalemele - Umfana
RELEASE: Searching for The Truth - LABEL: Tequila
09:07am Peter Tosh - Johnny B. Good
RELEASE: Mama Africa - LABEL: EMI
09:11am Orlando Julius - Jaiyede Afro
RELEASE: Jaiyede Afro - LABEL: Strut
09:19am King Sunny Ade & His African Beats - Maajo
RELEASE: Seattle '87 - LABEL: Provogue
09:25am Roland Alphonso - Federal Special
RELEASE: Something Special/Essential Ska - LABEL: Studio 1 Jamec Music
09:30am Soul Brothers - Mantombazana
RELEASE: Kings Of Mbaqanga - Live in Jhb - LABEL: Gallo
09:38am Ajak Kwai - Tasmania
RELEASE: Come Together - LABEL: DK Records
09:45am Manu Dibango - Afreedom
RELEASE: Past Present Future - LABEL: Border Blaster
09:56am Moussa Diakite - Dossoke
RELEASE: Doncomodja - LABEL: Wassa
10:05am Keziah Jones - Neptune
RELEASE: Black Orpheus - LABEL: Because Music
10:11am Anthony Joseph - Drum Song
RELEASE: Caribbean Roots - LABEL: Heavenly Sweetness
10:24am Hugh Masekela - The Boy's Doin' It
RELEASE: The Boy's Doin' It - LABEL: Casablanca
10:24am Manu Dibango - Kamer Lion
RELEASE: Past Present Future - LABEL: Border Blaster

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 10th January, 2018

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 10th January, 2018
Malaika - Never Change My mind
RELEASE: Sekunjalo - LABEL: SMBE
Playing For Change - Music Is My Ammunition
RELEASE: Songs Around The Worl - LABEL: Timeless Media
Omar Sosa - Dame La Luz
RELEASE: Ile - LABEL: Ota Records
Randy Weston - Niger Mambo
RELEASE: African Cookbook - LABEL: Atlantic
Baaba Maal - War
RELEASE: The Traveller - LABEL: Palm
Zim Ngqawana - Ebhofolo
RELEASE: Best Of - LABEL: Sheer Sound
Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
Mbheki Mseleku - Vukani
RELEASE: Timelessnes - LABEL: Verve
Cheick Tidiane Seck - Dounounga
RELEASE: MandinGroove - LABEL: Sunnyside
Mataqali - Devil Woman
RELEASE: Star Search - LABEL: Independent
Mataqali - Magical Man
RELEASE: Star Search - LABEL: Independent
Lira - Ixesha
RELEASE: Feel Good - LABEL: Sony BMG
Lionel Loueke - Tribal Dance
RELEASE: Heritag - LABEL: Blue Note
Judith Sephuma - New Beginnings
RELEASE: New Beginnings - LABEL: Sony BMG
Miriam Makeba - Africa Is Where My Heart Lies
RELEASE: Homeland - LABEL: Siyandisa
Manu Dibango - Kamer Lion
RELEASE: past present future - LABEL: Border Blaster

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 3rd January, 2018

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 3rd January, 2018
09:02am Donny Hathaway - The Ghetto
RELEASE: A Hathaway Collection - LABEL: Atlantic
09:11am Baaba Maal & Mumford & Sons - There Will Be Time
RELEASE: The Traveller - LABEL: Palm Recordings
09:15am Mista Sivona - Chan Chan
RELEASE: Havana Meets Kingston - LABEL: Jake Sivona
09:22am Nduduzo Makhathini - Lakutshon'ilanga
RELEASE: Matunda Ya Kwanza Vol 1 - LABEL: Independent
09:30am Jah Prayzah - Kutonga Kwaro
RELEASE: Kutonga Kwaro - LABEL: Universal
09:35am Quincy Jones - Back on The Block
RELEASE: Back On The Block - LABEL: Qwest Records
09:53am Somi - Love Juju #1
RELEASE: The Lagos Music Salon - LABEL: Sony
09:56am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:56am Cheick Tidiane Seck - Emigrants
RELEASE: Guerrier - LABEL: Classics Jazz France
09:56am Rokia Traore - Beautiful Africa
RELEASE: Beautiful Africa - LABEL: Nonesuch Records
10:01am Abdullah Ibrahim - Calypso Minor
RELEASE: Sotho Blues - LABEL: Sunnyside
10:08am Errol H Renaud - One
RELEASE: Free - LABEL: Independent
10:13am The Protesters - District Six
RELEASE: Soul Of The Nation - LABEL: Freedom Street Records
10:19am Robbie Jansen - The Cape Doctor (intro)
RELEASE: The Cape Doctor - LABEL: Mountain Records
10:21am The Goema Captains Of Cape Town - Healing Destination
RELEASE: Healing Destination - LABEL: Lee Thorp Entertainment
10:27am Manu Dibango - Kamer Lion
RELEASE: Past Present Future - LABEL: Border Blaster
10:27am Anthony Joseph - Our History
RELEASE: Caribbean Roots - LABEL: Heavenly Sweetness

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 27th December, 2017

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 20th December, 2017

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 13th December, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 13th December, 2017
John Schofield - Do Like Eddie
RELEASE: Hand Jive - LABEL: Blue Note
Jonathan Butler - Mandela Bay
RELEASE: Jonathan - LABEL: Rendezvous
Judy Campbell's Mosaic & Bandika Ngao - Every Drop Counts
RELEASE: Waters Of Kenya - LABEL: Maju Music
Julian Bahula - Sechaba The People
RELEASE: Live Again - LABEL: Gallo
Salif Keita - Yamore
RELEASE: Moffou - LABEL: Universal Jazz France
Sekou Diabate - Mangue
RELEASE: Guitar Fo - LABEL: Marabi
Soweto Kinch - Good Nyooz
RELEASE: Conversations With The Unseen - LABEL: Dune Records
Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
William Onyeabor - Why Go To War
RELEASE: World Psychedelic Classics: Who Is William Onyeabor - LABEL: Luaka Bop
Siphokazi - Vula Mama
RELEASE: Live At The Alexandre Theatre - LABEL: EMI South Africa
Sun, Sun, Sun - She Jump
RELEASE: Steel Band Carnival - LABEL: One Media Publishing
Staff Benda Bilili - Osali Mabe
RELEASE: Bouger le monde! - LABEL: Crammed Discs
Manu Dibango - Kamer Lion
RELEASE: Past Present Future - LABEL: Border Blaster
Groundation - Humility
RELEASE: Building An Ark - LABEL: Groundation