“Kyle Shepherd has composed a world-class orchestral film score for Noem My Skollie / Call Me Thief which quite magnificently portrays and enhances the highly emotionally charged moments that permeate the film. I’m sure that the music will linger in everyone’s minds and that this soundtrack will be enjoyed for a very long time.” said film producer, David Max Brown.
Film director Daryne Joshua was equally thrilled about Shepherd’s contribution to the film’s success. “With his score of Noem My Skollie / Call Me Thief, Kyle Shepherd has forged the emotional spine on which the rest of the film’s emotional journey rests on. Sparse and delicate; haunting and melancholic – this aural journey permeates the inner life of a complex character. But it is never without hope – and in the end rewards us with a deep sense of cathartic resolution. If you don’t finish it with a lump in your throat, you don’t have a heart.”
Sound Portraits From Contemporary Africa
SWR NewJazz Meeting 2016
Kyle Shepherd was invited to be the curator of the 49th SWR NEWJazz Meeting 2016 in Germany.
For this exciting project entitled ‘Sound Portraits from Contemporary Africa’, Shepherd, together with four of South Africa’s most progressive young Jazz musicians met up with the internationally acclaimed guitarist, Lionel Loueke [Benin / USA] to explore new dimensions of Jazz from an African perspective.
“It’s an incredible honour. I mean this is the 49th edition – and if I think of some of the names of artists that have curated the NEWJazz meeting in the past, I feel very humbled to be on that list.” said Shepherd, for whom the opportunity of performing with Loueke has been a life-long dream.
This episode of the prestigious 2016 NEWJazz Meeting comprised four days’ of rehearsals in the broadcasting studios of the Südwestrundfunk, followed by concert tour in the broadcasting area from 25 to 27 November 2017.
This Double Album comprises the best performance tracks recorded during the concert tour!
LABEL: SWR JAZZHAUS
KYLE SHEPHERD* & LIONEL LOUEKE
Kyle Shepherd – piano & keyboard
Lionel Loueke – guitar & vocals
Mthunzi Mvubu – saxophone,
Shane Cooper – bass
Jonno Sweetman – drums & percussion.
Executive Producer: Matthias Lutzweller
Label Producer: Ralf Dombrowski
Producer: Günther Huesmann
Recording Engineer: Oliver Bergner
Recording Venues: 25 Nov 2016 at Alte Feuerwache, Mannheim, 26 Nov 2016 at Sudhaus,Tübingen & 27 Nov 2016 at Tollhaus, Karlsruhe, GERMANY
Mixing & Mastering: Manfred Seller
Editor & Artistic Director: Günther Huesmann
Album Artwork & Layout: Nik Merkulou/ www.shutterstock.com & Günther Huesmann
℗2016, SWR ©2017, Naxos, Made in Germany
Lionel Loueke appears courtesy of Blue Note Records
*Kyle Shepherd´s Publisher: Dr Doctor Music [Admin: Sheer Publishing]
- Wassoulou* – 9:33
- Re-invention / Johannesburg* – 20:35
- Loueke* – 11:07
- Farafina – 13:44
- Quidah – 14:44
- A Long Way From Home* – 8:14
Total Duration: 77:59
- Marikana Cannot Be Forgotten* – 3:40
- Salaam (Peace on Earth)* – 10:11
- Flying Without Leaving The Ground* – 12:07
- Blackbird – 3:33
- Guri Kamma* – 9:12
- ICU, Part One* – 11:22
- ICU, Part Two* – 05:46
- Tin Min – 3:55
- Xamissa* – 11:35
- Oumou* – 6:15
Total Duration: 77:38