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Hotep Idris Galeta
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  • Johannesburg and Cape Town
  • South Africa
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    Icala
  • 2.
    Montuno for Molelekwa
  • 3.
    Funkin' for Obama
  • 4.
    Mdantsane Slow Jive Kwela
  • 5.
    For Nelson Mandela - Dance Madiba Dance
  • 6.
    Monk In Soweto
  • 7.
    King Tut's Strut
  • 8.
    Schyleen
  • 9.
    J Mac's Dynasty
  • 10.
    Gala
  • 11.
    Bolero for Nefertari and Jazz
  • 12.
    Let's Jigga with it
  • 13.
    My Marie
  • 14.
    Shawn's Uhadi Samba
  • 15.
    The Blues
  • 16.
    Round Midnite
  • 17.
    Jazz Hip Hop Afrikan Rebop
  • 18.
    Ballad for Dolly
  • 19.
    Presenting Mr. Jones
  • 20.
    Muti Woman
  • 21.
    Knot the Blues
  • 22.
    Knot the Blues
  • 23.
    Rendezvous in Congo Square
  • 24.
    Njilo Njilo
  • 25.
    Everything happens to me
  • 26.
    Dr. Omar's Revenge
  • 27.
    The Blues and I
  • 28.
    Malay Tone poem
  • 29.
    Cape Town after midnite
  • 30.
    Lulu's back in town
  • 31.
    A Calling
  • 32.
    Harold's Bossa
  • 33.
    Yesterdays Blues today
  • 34.
    Sister Fania
  • 35.
    Zimbabwe
 

Welcome! Sowubona!

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What instrument do you play?
Piano
Who influenced you to listen to jazz
As a teenager in Cape Town, South Africa I tuned into a shortwave radio jazz program one day and became hooked on the music !!!
How did you find out about the WDCJN?
www.southafricanjazznetwork.ning.com
Where are you located?
Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa
Tell us about yourself
I'm a South African - American pianist-composer-jazz educator and a U.S. military veteran.....8th Infantry Division Army Band 1963-1966. I spent some twenty nine years in exile in the U.S. 1962-1991 where my interaction with other South African and American musicians resulted in a wonderful academic, performance and recording career. I've been very blessed to have worked and shared the bandstand with a number of great musicians such as Pharoah Saunders, Otis Redding, Jimi Hendricks, James Moody, Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Ray Charles, Mongo Santamaria, Sonny Stitt, Herbie Hancock, O.C. Smith, Ernestine Anderson, Cecil and Ron Bridgewater, Gerry Gonzalez, Joe Ford, Eddie Henderson, Gary Bartz, Billy Hart, Buster Williams, Julian Priester, Sonny Fortune, Cindy Blackman, Antoine and Wallace Roney, Lenny White, Dewey Redman, Charles Lloyd, Carl Allen, Eric McPherson, Steve Davis, T.K. Blue, Nat Reeves, Miriam Makeba, Victor Bailey and Fred Foss..I've recorded albums and C.D.'s with John Handy, Jackie and Rene McLean, Bobby Hutcherson, Woody Shaw, Hugh Masekela, Herb Alpert, David Crosby and the Byrds, Letta Mbulu, Joshua Redman, Mario Pavonne, Hadley Caliman and Elvin Jones. My tenure as a professor of jazz studies at the University of Hartford's Hartt School of Music's African American Music Department under the directorship of the late great jazz master saxophonist / jazz educator professor Jackie McLean lasted for five years until my return to South Africa in1991. I was also the pianist in the Jackie McLean band for eight wonderful years and recorded three C.D.'s while with the band. '" Dynasty " " Rights of Passage" and " The J Mac Attack Band Live in Belgium " I'm currently the Director / Project Manager for the establishment of the Hugh Masekela African Leadership Academy for Arts & Entertainment in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa

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New York Experience

Posted on January 28, 2009 at 4:36am 0 Comments

When I first arrived in New York in 1962, I was at a party where I was approached by an American student who remarked that he heard that I was from Africa. During our conversation he asked me whether we had any fast food in Africa. I then replied!.......... In Africa you had to be fast.........otherwise you become food!

The Developmant of Jazz Piano

Posted on January 28, 2009 at 2:00am 0 Comments

The Development Of Jazz Piano

By Hotep Idris Galeta



Around the beginning of the 20th century, the earliest Jazz piano style emerged, centered in New Orleans. This style was created and initially dominated by the pianist Joseph Ferdinand La Menthe, better known as “Jelly Roll Morton” (1885-1941). Morton was a combination of ragtime pianist, composer,blues and Jazzman rolled into one. He began playing professionally in the “Redlight District” of New Orleans called Storyville in… Continue

Interview with Nils Jacobson: All About Jazz

Posted on January 28, 2009 at 1:30am 0 Comments

Hotep Idris Galeta: Takes It Home

Hotep Idris Galeta - Published: November 15, 2003

By Nils Jacobson



Despite more than three decades on wax, pianist Hotep Idris Galeta has largely escaped the public eye. Perhaps that's not too much of a surprise, given his rather unassuming nature and the fact that he's never had much of an itch for the spotlight.



Galeta (b. June 7, 1941) grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. During his teenage years he was drawn into a very active… Continue

The History and Development of Jazz

Posted on January 28, 2009 at 1:00am 1 Comment

The History And Development Of Jazz





By Hotep Idris Galeta







One cannot write objectively about an art form without taking into account the various socio- political influences responsible for its development and evolution. The development of Jazz and its effect on popular music in the United States and the rest of the world is the direct result of the African slave trade and the African Diaspora in the southern part of the United States. This unique art form… Continue

The Development of Jazz in South Africa - R.I.P. Hotep Galeta

Posted on January 27, 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Professor Hotep Idris Galeta 1941 – 2010

 

 

 

The Development of Jazz in South Africa





By Hotep Idris Galeta

Born 1941 to 2010





African music, the progenitor of jazz and all other forms of…

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Professor Hotep Idris Galeta 1941 – 2010

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"King Tuts Strut"

"Monk in Sweto"

"Funkin For Obama"

At 1:13pm on November 28, 2010, Monica said…
Hotep you will be dearly missed! You leave a wealth of memories, music and a legacy that will last forever in the hearts of those who loved you and your music.
At 11:28pm on September 6, 2010, Tropical said…
Love your style. Love it, keep it coming, love it.
At 6:43am on March 16, 2009, George V Johnson Jr. said…
Hello Hotep...what's the possibility of coming to South Africa to perform with you?

George
At 1:03am on February 17, 2009, Joani Taylor said…
SNAP!!!!!!! This is wicked music!
It's a pleasure to meet you.
At 10:08pm on February 15, 2009, Sena aka Jeanette Sena Muhlmann said…
Hotep!Idris!Galeta!
YOUR MUSIC IS WONDERFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
I am dancing!
I say DAAAAAANCING!!!!
much love
Sena
At 6:29pm on February 7, 2009, Elaneet said…
I have a big project for 2010 need your help on
At 12:44pm on February 7, 2009, WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK said…
Have a great day...

The Music is swinging...

WDCJN
At 12:33pm on February 7, 2009, Loide said…
thank for your music and gift....much love brother Hotep!!
At 6:36pm on February 3, 2009, Carlin Davids said…
Hi Uncle Hotep. It's good to hear from you again. Thanks for the encouraging words. I'll do my best

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