Bokani Dyer, a South African pianist, vocalist, and composer with a burgeoning international profile, presents “Move On,” the third single from his upcoming album Radio Sechaba, via Brownswood Recordings. Dyer delivers an ode to calmness in the face of life’s difficulties: “Please, grant me wisdom to accept / The things I cannot change, and just move on.” The song is accompanied by deep rhythms, Afrobeat percussion, and punchy horns.
Bokani says Move On is: “a song about keeping it moving and letting go. Life has twists and turns but best to keep moving forward and not get stuck and fixed on the issues we face”.“Move On” follows on from recent singles “Resonance Of Truth” and “Tiya Mowa”. Out on 12 May 2023, Radio Sechaba addresses themes of nation-building and unity, giving an intimate view into South Africa’s multifaceted people and an opportunity for global connection through music.
The album continues Dyer’s creative journey of making rich and immersive music. It places him amongst the new wave of South African jazz artists, including the likes of Siya Makuzeni and Nduduzo Makhathini. Known to many for his standout contribution to Brownswood’s Indaba Is compilation, Dyer’s multi-faceted influences permeate the set of 15 original songs, resulting in a rewarding listening experience.
Bokani has just completed a successful 6-city US tour. Make sure to follow him online for his tour highlights and the road to his Radio Sechaba album release out on 12 May 2023.
Bokani Dyer US tour dates:
Fri 14 April 2023 – Century Room, Tucson, AZ
Mon 17 April 2023 – The World Stage, Los Angeles, CA
Wed 19 April 2023 – Listening Party @ Oakland Public Conservatory, Oakland, CA
Thurs 20 April 2023 – The Jack London Revue, Portland, OR
Sun 23 April 2023 – First Free Methodist, Seattle, WA
Fri 28 April – Sun 30 April 2023 – Dizzy’s (Jazz at Lincoln Center), New York, NY
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