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skokiaan

(ˈskɔːkɪˌɑːn)
n
(Brewing) (in South Africa) a potent alcoholic beverage drunk by Black Africans in shebeens
[C20: from Afrikaans, of unknown origin]
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It's a gift musically, and this disc is filled to the brim with treats, from the Rebirth Blues Band's rip-roaring Feel Like Funkin' It Up, through The New Orleans Jazz Vipers' more traditional take on I Hope You're Comin' Back To New Orleans, Kermit Ruffins' Africanrooted Skokiaan, Trombone Shorty's Ooh Poo Pah Doo, the Free Agents Brass Band's rapping We Made It Through That Water to Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint's Time Is On My Side.There are three different versions of My Indian Red, by Dr John, the Mardi Gras Indians and jazz saxophonist Donald Harrison, and Steve Earle is in here too, with his own song, This City.
Dhlomo "Skokiaan" 1929 "The sins of the fathers" 1929 "Bought and paid for" 1930 "Special pass" 1930 B.W.
Such delightful dexterity is complemented by a second CD of the movie's incidental jazz, spanning the years from Doc Paulin's We Shall Walk Through The Streets Of The City and Bix Beiderbecke's Ostrich Walk to Perez Prado's lively Latin Skokiaan. JD
Meiring said to my father, "Come Lipowitz, let's see if you're a man, try some of my skokiaan." My father could hold his booze with the best of them, but that stuff burnt his throat bad.
A spectacular trumpet challenge among Kermit Ruffins, Irvin Mayfield and Troy Andrews segues into the Louis Armstrong chestnut "Skokiaan"; dapper Allen Toussaint and exuberant Irma Thomas glide through "Old Records"; Walter "Wolfman" Washington picks a guitar lead with his teeth on local boy Robert Parker's strutting "Barefootin'"; and guitarist Snooks Eaglin steals the show with a slinky rendition of "Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)."
The concert features Skokiaan, a South African township jazz, band plus Stan the Harper and other acts.
Tickets for the 8pm benefit gig, featuring music from Skokiaan and Mamadou, are pounds 6/pounds 3 on the door.
CLWYD: Clwyd Theatre Cymru (01352 755114), Clwyd Room: Skokiaan, an evening of South African jazz and jive with this Liverpool-based band who mix brass, guitars and percussion, 8.00pm.
Ice2Art ice sculpture Friday - Skokiaan - Liverpool-based band playing a mixture of South African township jive and jazz Saturday - Baton Rouge - playing a mix of cajun, country and hillbilly .
Clwyd Room: Skokiaan - an evening of South African jazz and jive, 8pm.
Friday, December 7: Skokiaan - Liverpool-based band playing South African-style jive and jazz.
Yesterday, the outdoor afternoon Castle Yard gig featured Liverpool band Skokiaan, doing their South African township jive thing, staccato trumpet/sax front line jabbing out themes by Dudu Pukwana and the African jazz pioneers.