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 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

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 6th December, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 6th December, 2017
08:38am Bhudaza - Khera
RELEASE: Bo - Mapefane - LABEL: Bhudaza Mapefane
08:40am Udokotela Shange Namajaha - Awungibolele
RELEASE: The Indestructable Beat Of Soweto Vol. 1 - LABEL: Earthworks
08:41am Super Rail Band - Mansa
RELEASE: Mansa - LABEL: Indigo
09:05am Andre Tanker - Creation Of The World
RELEASE: Children Of The Big Bang - LABEL: Andre Tanker Music
09:09am Yaw Glymin - Nsamansa
RELEASE: Bak 2 Tim Buk 2 - LABEL: Independent
09:14am Nduduzo Makhathini - King Fela
RELEASE: Listening To The Ground - LABEL: Gundu Entertainment
09:25am Sona Jobarteh - Gambia
RELEASE: Gambia - Single - LABEL: African Guild Records
09:31am Brenda Fassie - Sum'Bulala
RELEASE: South African Rhythm Riot: The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto Vol 6 - LABEL: Earthworks
09:37am Zim Ngqawana - Mozambique
RELEASE: Best Of Zim Ngqawana - LABEL: Sheer Sound
09:55am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:55am Daara J Family - Children
RELEASE: School Of life - LABEL: Bois Sacre
09:55am Taj Mahal - Slave Driver
RELEASE: The Essential Taj Mahal - LABEL: Warner Bros.
09:56am Zim Ngqawana - Amagoduka (Migrant Workers)
RELEASE: The Best Of Zim Ngqawana - LABEL: Sheer Sound
10:25am Lura & Cesaria Evora - Moda Bo
RELEASE: Moda Bo - LABEL: LusAfrica

Dial Afrika - 09:00am - Wednesday 29th November, 2017

Playlist
Dial Afrika - 12:00am Wednesday 29th November, 2017
08:31am Manu Dibango - Kamer Lion
RELEASE: Past Present Future - LABEL: Border Blaster
09:03am Sidney Barima Oppong - Africa Money
RELEASE: Ghana Awake - LABEL: The Music Industry
09:07am Amampondo - Song For Fela
RELEASE: African Classics - LABEL: Sheer Sound
09:18am rokia Traore - Lalla
RELEASE: Beautiful Africa - LABEL: NoneSuch
09:24am Laye Sow - Mauritania
RELEASE: Acoustic Africa - LABEL: Putumayo
09:29am Malouma - Nnew
RELEASE: Beginners Guide to African Blues - LABEL: Nascente
09:34am Jimmy Dludlu - Makonde
RELEASE: Essence Of Rhythm - LABEL: Universal
09:34am Winston Mankunku - Abantwana Be Afrika
RELEASE: African Brass - LABEL: Sheer Sound
09:40am Peter Tosh - African
RELEASE: Equal Rights - LABEL: Sony
09:44am Peter Tosh - I am That I Am
RELEASE: Equal Rights - LABEL: Sony
09:49am Jupiter & Okwess International - The World Is My Land
RELEASE: Hotel Universe - LABEL: Out Here
09:54am Jojo Abot - To Li
RELEASE: To Li Single - LABEL: Independent
10:02am Jojo Abot - Pi Lo Lo
RELEASE: Azgo Festival Compilation 2017 - LABEL: Modigi
10:08am Andile Yenana - Pedal Point
RELEASE: Who's Got The Map - LABEL: Sheer Sound
10:16am Lura - Na Ri Na
RELEASE: Di Korpu Ku Alma - LABEL: Lusafrica
10:21am Rokia Traore - Beautiful Afrca
RELEASE: Beautiful Africa - LABEL: Nonesuch
10:26am David Kotey Neequaye - Born To Win
RELEASE: Ghana Awake - LABEL: The Music Industry

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