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Buddy Guy: "My mother said, 'You got flowers for me, give 'em to me now, because I'm not going to smell them when you put 'em on the casket'." - (DownBeat September 2018).

Marty Ashby: "I asked him what his gig was and he said 'I put the scores on the music stands'. I said, 'That's a gig?' And I realised there were four floors of guys like him, who supported some of the finest musicians in the world. But I was a jazz musician, and I was used to playing with some of the finest musicians in the world in front of the New York Public Library for tips. That's when I realised that jazz didn't have the same support system as classical music. - (DownBeat September 2018).

Today Tuesday August 14

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.

Evening

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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Pinise Saul – singer and activist (Dec. 31, 1944 – Oct. 26, 2016)

In the eighties, Newcastle audiences were privileged to hear South African singer Pinise Saul. A cast member of Ipi Tombi, Saul stayed on after the show’s London run. Friends with Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela, Saul began working with Dudu Pukwana and Lucky Ranku. Pukwana’s Zila played gigs at Live Theatre on Newcastle’s Quayside and performed at the 1988 Newcastle Jazz Festival. Chris Yates’ festival notes said of Pinise Saul: the powerful and distinctive vocalist. Those present on that occasion (May 9, 1988) will testify to that.
Pinise Saul’s experience of the apartheid years informed her world view and took part in African National Congress concerts. Singer and activist, Pinise Saul died on October 26, 2016.  
Obituary.          
Russell.

Could this be the lady in question with Dudu Pukwana at Corner House, Newcastle 1980s?
Lance

1 comment :

stevebfc said...

She took part in the greatest gig I ever attended Johnny Dyani's Witchdoctor's Son at the 100 Club in the 80's. So many of the band died tragically young Johnny Dyani(41), Dudu Pukwana(52), Chris Mcgregor(54) and now Pinise Saul. May they all Rest in Peace.

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