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iPhupho L'ka Biko // Azania LP

iPhupho L'ka Biko // Azania LP

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This record was released in December 2023 by the jazz band iPhupho L'ka Biko from Johannesburg, South Africa, on the all-genre label We Are Busy Bodies from Toronto, Canada, in a limited edition of 12 copies.

Contains 5 African jazz songs.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Acclaimed African experimental jazz band iPhupho L'ka Biko will release their debut EP 'Azania' on Canadian record label We Are Busy Bodies on December 12th. Following the success of two singles, 'Abaphezulu' released on Brownswood Recordings and 'uThixo uKhona' released on Platoon, the band dedicated 15 to Africa. The band has dedicated 2 to recording and producing, completing their long-awaited EP, which they self-released earlier this year.

Azania richly explores themes close to the band members, including spirituality, Pan-Africanism, freedom, love, ritual, tradition, culture and migration. This EP showcases iPhupho L'ka Biko's unique musical fusion, with songs like Qamata fusing jazz and African indigenous music, imbumane, and songs like Singabakho, where jazz meets gospel. Imbuing influence. This eclectic approach reflects the fluidity and diversity of the band's sound and promises an immersive and captivating musical journey.

iPhupho L'ka Biko's ability to connect with audiences through energetic and soul-stirring performances has made them one of Johannesburg's most respected musical collectives. "The 'Azania' EP introduces iPhupho L'ka Biko to the world and marks the beginning of a new era," says Nhlanhla Ngqaqu, the band's founder and composer.

“We would like to express our gratitude to the Almighty Navadara for leading us down this path. This EP could not have arrived at a better time and moment as we celebrate our 8th anniversary as a band, a number that symbolizes new beginnings. I believe that.”

With the release of 'Azania', iPhupho L'ka Biko invites music lovers and enthusiasts to a transformative musical experience that fuses genres, cultures and ideologies. With its unique blend of African rhythms, jazz improvisations, and thought-provoking themes, this EP sets the stage for iPhupho L'ka Biko's journey into the global music scene and promises to captivate audiences. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more We Are Busy Bodies releases available at Tobira.

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Ask us for digital files. 12" black vinyl. Edition of 500. 

tracklist:           

  1. uThixo uKhona 04:13
  2. Singabakho 05:40
  3. Braam Streets 03:06
  4. Azania 07:17
  5. Qamata 08:01

We Are Busy Bodies:

" iPhupho L'ka Biko, the highly acclaimed Africanist experimental jazz band, is thrilled to announce the release of their debut EP, 'Azania' on vinyl through Canadian record label, We Are Busy Bodies on December 15. Following the success of their two acclaimed singles, 'Abaphezulu', released through Brownswood Recordings, and 'uThixo uKhona', distributed by Platoon. The band dedicated the year 2022 to recording and producing this eagerly awaited EP, which they self-released earlier this year.

Azania delves into a rich tapestry of themes that are close to the hearts of the band members, including spirituality, Pan Africanism, freedom, love, ritual, tradition, culture, and displacement. The EP showcases iPhupho L'ka Biko's unique musical fusion, blending jazz with indigenous African music of imvumane in tracks like Qamata, and infusing jazz with gospel influences in songs like Singabakho. This eclectic approach reflects the fluidity and diversity of the band's sound, promising an immersive and captivating musical journey.

The band's dynamic sound has been honed and perfected through their numerous live performances across the country, which have garnered them a devoted and loyal fan base. iPhupho L'ka Biko's ability to connect with audiences through their energetic and soul-stirring performances have elevated them to become one of Johannesburg's most revered musical collectives. “Azania the EP is an introduction of iPhupho L'ka Biko to the world, marking the beginning of a new era,” shares Nhlanhla Ngqaqu, the band's founder and composer.

“We express our gratitude to the Almighty nAbadala for guiding us on this path. As we celebrate the band's 8th year of existence, a number symbolizing new beginnings, we believe this EP couldn't have arrived at a more opportune time and moment.”

With the release of Azania, iPhupho L'ka Biko invites music lovers and enthusiasts to embark on a transformative musical experience that merges genres, cultures, and ideologies. The EP promises to captivate audiences with its unique blend of African rhythms, jazz improvisations, and thought-provoking themes, setting the stage for iPhupho L'ka Biko's journey into the global music scene.
 "

Artist : iPhupho L'ka Biko

Label: We Are Busy Bodies

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This record was released in December 2023 by the jazz band iPhupho L'ka Biko from Johannesburg, South Africa, on the all-genre label We Are Busy Bodies from Toronto, Canada, in a limited edition of 12 copies.

Contains 5 African jazz songs.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Acclaimed African experimental jazz band iPhupho L'ka Biko will release their debut EP 'Azania' on Canadian record label We Are Busy Bodies on December 12th. Following the success of two singles, 'Abaphezulu' released on Brownswood Recordings and 'uThixo uKhona' released on Platoon, the band dedicated 15 to Africa. The band has dedicated 2 to recording and producing, completing their long-awaited EP, which they self-released earlier this year.

Azania richly explores themes close to the band members, including spirituality, Pan-Africanism, freedom, love, ritual, tradition, culture and migration. This EP showcases iPhupho L'ka Biko's unique musical fusion, with songs like Qamata fusing jazz and African indigenous music, imbumane, and songs like Singabakho, where jazz meets gospel. Imbuing influence. This eclectic approach reflects the fluidity and diversity of the band's sound and promises an immersive and captivating musical journey.

iPhupho L'ka Biko's ability to connect with audiences through energetic and soul-stirring performances has made them one of Johannesburg's most respected musical collectives. "The 'Azania' EP introduces iPhupho L'ka Biko to the world and marks the beginning of a new era," says Nhlanhla Ngqaqu, the band's founder and composer.

“We would like to express our gratitude to the Almighty Navadara for leading us down this path. This EP could not have arrived at a better time and moment as we celebrate our 8th anniversary as a band, a number that symbolizes new beginnings. I believe that.”

With the release of 'Azania', iPhupho L'ka Biko invites music lovers and enthusiasts to a transformative musical experience that fuses genres, cultures and ideologies. With its unique blend of African rhythms, jazz improvisations, and thought-provoking themes, this EP sets the stage for iPhupho L'ka Biko's journey into the global music scene and promises to captivate audiences. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more We Are Busy Bodies releases available at Tobira.

----------------------

Ask us for digital files. 12" black vinyl. Edition of 500. 

tracklist:           

  1. uThixo uKhona 04:13
  2. Singabakho 05:40
  3. Braam Streets 03:06
  4. Azania 07:17
  5. Qamata 08:01

We Are Busy Bodies:

" iPhupho L'ka Biko, the highly acclaimed Africanist experimental jazz band, is thrilled to announce the release of their debut EP, 'Azania' on vinyl through Canadian record label, We Are Busy Bodies on December 15. Following the success of their two acclaimed singles, 'Abaphezulu', released through Brownswood Recordings, and 'uThixo uKhona', distributed by Platoon. The band dedicated the year 2022 to recording and producing this eagerly awaited EP, which they self-released earlier this year.

Azania delves into a rich tapestry of themes that are close to the hearts of the band members, including spirituality, Pan Africanism, freedom, love, ritual, tradition, culture, and displacement. The EP showcases iPhupho L'ka Biko's unique musical fusion, blending jazz with indigenous African music of imvumane in tracks like Qamata, and infusing jazz with gospel influences in songs like Singabakho. This eclectic approach reflects the fluidity and diversity of the band's sound, promising an immersive and captivating musical journey.

The band's dynamic sound has been honed and perfected through their numerous live performances across the country, which have garnered them a devoted and loyal fan base. iPhupho L'ka Biko's ability to connect with audiences through their energetic and soul-stirring performances have elevated them to become one of Johannesburg's most revered musical collectives. “Azania the EP is an introduction of iPhupho L'ka Biko to the world, marking the beginning of a new era,” shares Nhlanhla Ngqaqu, the band's founder and composer.

“We express our gratitude to the Almighty nAbadala for guiding us on this path. As we celebrate the band's 8th year of existence, a number symbolizing new beginnings, we believe this EP couldn't have arrived at a more opportune time and moment.”

With the release of Azania, iPhupho L'ka Biko invites music lovers and enthusiasts to embark on a transformative musical experience that merges genres, cultures, and ideologies. The EP promises to captivate audiences with its unique blend of African rhythms, jazz improvisations, and thought-provoking themes, setting the stage for iPhupho L'ka Biko's journey into the global music scene.
 "

Artist : iPhupho L'ka Biko

Label: We Are Busy Bodies