Monday, 26 August 2013

New Album Timeline

DIZU STARTS WORK ON A NEW ALBUM

23/8/2013

Dizu and producer Patrick Lee-Thorp got together in Milestone Studios in Cape Town for the first sessions that hopefully will result in a new album. First up was Allou April on his hollow bodied electric guitar picking out some catchy african riffs.

Allou and Patrick 


24/8/2013

Then Derek Gripper on  acoustic guitar with Dizu on Umhube and Uhadi. Derek has some experience of the Umhube when he worked with Madosini. Very interesting stuff.


Derek and Dizu and Murray
30/8/2013

Derek back again to work on a Uhadi song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7gSIXO5AmE


Later in the day members of the Ibuyambo Ensemble came to the studio to work on Ugandan harp song. Worked out well.

31/8/2013

Thabisa Dinga in for vocal ODs and a shot at a solo vocal. That really happened.


 Thabisa


 27/2/14

With Sueno en la Fabrica - Didier Boyat and Alexandra Santander in the studio in France. Two great songs almost finished.




In April 2014 we were back in the studio in Cape Town to do two tracks with the Maskani guitar of Ntombithongo from the Ibuyambo group.


Then again in July 2014 with the french jazz musicians  - L'Arbre Canapas





14/10/2014 -
In the studio PLT at Monochrome Studios, Hamburg, first mixes of Bantu Biko and Mandela Africa.

13/01/2015 -
More studio dates with Alex Henke at Monochrome. Have mixes of Nkomo, Langa Hola, Phalisa, Ithemba.

2/6/2015 -
In the studio in February, March, April. Finally the last mix, Mandela Africa, at Monochrome. Some great mixes by Alex Henke over the last few months. Now we head for Tim Lengfeld to mastering.

24/7/2015 -
Received the final music master from mastering engineer, Tim Lengfeld today. The sleeve designs are done and have been sent for checking to the printers.

Here a peep at the new album sleeve -



October 2015 -
Album is out. First digital downloads then physical in South Africa this month, with releases in Germany scheduled for November, France December and Benelux in December.

27/1/2016





All photos - (c) Songwrights Publishers

Sunday, 4 August 2013

World Music Festival - Success in Summer

This summer there were two main gigs - and pretty important ones at that. Borneo and UK. A wonderful reaction in both places. Both concerts and workshops were very well received. Thank you to the organisers !



See the links below to Rainforest World Music Festival -


CLICK >>> Jungle Dance

CLICK >>> Dance in Akadinda Song

CLICK >>>Workshop










Thanks to Andrew Cronshaw.

WOMAD UK -

CLICK >>>> Intro Dizu

CLICK >>>> Warming up



Pic thanks to Graham Boynton (c) Graham Boynton 2013

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Dizu Plaatjies - Tour Dates Summer 2013

Dizu will be touring with his Ibuyambo Ensemble in June and July 2013.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 25 and 26 June - Taylor's College

Bourg en Bress, France - 2 to 7 July - (Solo project)
http://www.lestempschauds.org/le-monde-au-bout-du-fil-creation-du-festival-2013

Rain Forrest World Music Festival - 27 to 30 June - Damai Cultural Village, Borneo
http://rwmf.net/performer/dizu/

WOMAD UK - 27 and 28 July - Charlton Park, South England.
http://womad.co.uk/lineup/artist/4216/dizu-plaatjies-and-the-ibuyambo-ensemble/


LINK - Press Release


(c) Songwrights Publishers

Neo - Traditional African Music

South African Neo-traditional musician and performer, DIZU PLAATJIES
If you want his music or to see clips, please check below.


DIZU LIVE IN SEVILLA
Photo Carlos Pereira 2007


WRITE - PO BOX 7O, OBSERVATORY,7935, W CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA


EMAIL - leethorpentertainment@gmail.com


Telephone - +27 72 4369599



New Single - Bantu Biko

Links to music -  State of Emergency


Links to recent album - New Releases



Links to buy CDs - 


AFRICAN KINGS CD


IBUYAMBO CD


UBUNTU - THE COMMON STRING CD


Links to Digital Download music -


Ibuyambo - A musical Journey


African Kings


 Ubuntu - The Common String


VIDEO   You tube -

eMaxhoseni
iZindaba
WOMAD Live
 Rainforest Show

HD Video -
HD Clip - Taster

Like on Facebook -   Dizu and Band

Photos - Pix live and blogs

Fan mail - dizu.plaatjies@gmail.com



Dizu is represented by Lee Thorp Entertainment.




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