Spirits Rejoice | African Spaces

Spirits Rejoice

african spaces

Label: Matsuli
Cat No: MM121

Status: Landed

Funk Jazz Jazz Funk LP Matsuli Spirits Rejoice



Standing Here Alone 

Savage Dance & African Spaces 

Mulberry Funk 

Minute Song 

Sugar Pie 

Makes Me Wonder Why 

Electric Chicken 


Spirits Rejoice drew together some of South Africa’s most abundantly talented and forward-thinking jazz players and created  a complex and challenging jazz fusion that shifted the terms of South Africa’s engagement with jazz towards new music being made by pioneers such as Chick Corea, Weather Report, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny and others.

African Spaces, their debut recording, is one of the key documents in the South African jazz canon. Emerging in the aftermath of the 1976 Soweto uprising, and taking its place alongside the crucial mid-1970s music of Malombo, Abdullah Ibrahim, and Batsumi, it is a defining but unsung musical statement of its era.

"A defining musical statement in South Africa’s jazz canon – pinpointing the moment of social and musical ferment in which the country’s terms of engagement with jazz were irreversibly changed"