Without the shadow of a doubt, Peng Africa bless us with something truly special as South Africa's Soul Varti and Tantra Zawadi join forces to present a tribute to African-American poet, activist, small press publisher and spoken-word performance artist Jayne Cortez who sadly passed away end of last year. The breathtaking"Jazzy nights (for Jayne Cortez)" is masterly crafted and combines the unrivaled spoken word poetry of Tantra Zawadi with heavenly keys and deep'n'smooth yet thrilling rhythms. The remixes are courtesy of Bhabha Betasweet, LazyLes, TekniQ and Ta-ice all adding their distinctive deep/soulful/broken touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version. By no means to be missed.
Pick of the Week: Soul Varti with Tantra Zawadi "Jazzy nights (for Jayne Cortez)" (Peng Africa CD Promo)
- Written by Mike Fossati