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Gilles Peterson presents ‘Cape Town Sounds’ – full documentary

Gilles Peterson presents the premiere of ‘Cape Town Sounds’, an audio documentary exploring the music of the city and what makes it unique.

As part of Lufthansa’s City of the Month campaign, Gilles travelled to Cape Town in early February, and spent a day skimming the surface of the various musical movements of the city. He heard about the indigenous music of the Khoisan bushmen to Cape jazz, 80s kwaito and bubblegum pop to hip hop and spoken word, all the way through to today’s burgeoning electronic music scene.

In his search, he talks to stalwarts of the local music community including jazz multi-instrumentalist Tony Cedras, spoken word artist Khadija Tracey Heeger, journalist Ntone Edjabe, Donald “Jumbo” Van Renen, Mabu Vinyl record store owner Stephen Segerman, vocalist Nonku Phiri, Professor Adam Haupt and DJ/turntablist DJ Ready D.

Hui Gaeb (Where The Clouds Gather) [Bulldogfish Productions] // Switzerland by Tony Cedras
Untitled Bow recording by Tony Cedras
Untitled Marabi by Unknown
Pata Pata [Polydor] // Germany by Miriam Makeba
Mannenburg [The Sun] // South Africa by Dollar Brand
Klups Kama recording by Unknown
Untitled Bow recording by Tony Cedras
‘In A Sentimental Mood’ live performance by Tony Cedras
track played at his house by Jumbo Track
Night Express [The Sun] // South Africa by Black Disco
Untitled by Unknown
Sugar Man [A&M] // Italy by Sixto Rodriguez
Untitled by Unknown
Klaimar [Kaleidosound] // South Africa by Chiskop
Angel of the Night [Mike Fuller Music] // South Africa by Ali Katt
ONS Stem [Trutone Music] // South Africa by Prophets of the City
Little Boy [Kaz] // UK by Abdullah Ibrahim
Dallah Flet [Ghetto Ruff] // South Africa by Prophets of the City
Kalahari [Soultown] // South Africa by Abdullah Ibrahim
Things We Do On The Weekend [Unknown] by Nonku Phiri
Impala Parlour by Card On Spokes
Yakhal’ Inkomo [World Record Co] // South Africa by Winston Mankunku
Cape Town [Nascente] // UK by Abdullah Ibrahim