Photo Illustration: Lars Gotrich; photos: Intuition Records, iStock.
The African Jazz Pioneers kick it, South Africa style.
Jazz music was born in America in the early 20th century, evolving out of a meeting of African and European music traditions. Once the style began to develop around the world, jazz found its way back to Africa — and especially to South Africa, where it remains a part of the country's rich musical fabric
In honor of the FIFA World Cup in the "rainbow nation," this edition of Take Five features four South African jazz artists and a Malian world/blues tune from Vieux Farka Toure, one of the performers at the World Cup kickoff concert.
Please tell us about your favorite South African jazz artists, or your favorite soccer team, in the comments section below.