South African Jazz Albums You Need to Hear

1982 - Mike Makhalemele – Blue Mike

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1983 - Abdullah Ibrahim – Ekaya

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1984 Phillip Tabane and Malombo – Malombo

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1985 - Sathima Bea Benjamin – Windsong

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1986 - Winston Mankunku Ngozi – Jika

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1987 - African Jazz Pioneers – Rhythms Of Freedom

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1988 - The Jazzanians – We Have Waited Too Long

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1989 - McCoy Mrubata – Firebird

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1990 - Ratau Mike Makhalemele – Thabang

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1991 - Pops Mohammed – Kalamazoo

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1992 - Bheki Mseleku – Celebration

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1993 - Abdullah Ibrahim – Knysna Blue

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1994 - Outernational Meltdown – Jazzin’ Universally

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1995 - Pops Mohamed – Ancestral Healing

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1996 - Sibongile Khumalo – Ancient Evenings

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1997 - Duke Ellington Presents The Dollar Brand Trio

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1998 - Zim Ngqawana – Zimology

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1999 - Themba Mkhize – Tales From The South

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2000 - Moses Molelekoa – Genes And Spirits

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2001 - Selaelo Selota – Enchanted Gardens

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2002 - Sipho Gumede – From Me To You

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2003 - Winston Mankunku Ndlozi – Abantwana Be Afrika

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2004 - Zim Ngqawana – Vadzimu

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2005 - Jimmy Dludlu – Corners Of My Soul

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2006 - Khaya Mahlangu – Khululeka

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2007 - Tutu Puoane – Song

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2008 - Sydney Ace Mnisi – 20 Years Celebration

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2009 - Kyle Sherperd – Fine Art

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2010 - Carlo Mombelli – Theory

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2011 - Lwanda Gogwana – Songbook

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2012 - Lindiwe Maxolo – Time

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2013 - Tumi Mogorosi – Project Elo

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2014 - Nduduzo Makhathini – Mother Tongue

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2015 - Bokani Dyer – World Music

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2016 - Thandiswa Mazwai – Belede

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