Soundscapes of Africa

Hennie Bekker

African Tapestries Collection
(Abbeywood Records, 2009)

Zambian musician Hennie Bekker has released this five CD boxed titled “African Tapestries Collection”. Bekker is now based in Toronto, Canada, where he has released electronic dance music, new age and stress relief music. “African Tapestries Collection” takes Bekker back to his African roots by combining ambient and melodic electronica with sounds of nature and African rhythms. The overall effect is cinematic and soothing.

African Tapestries Collection” is a boxed set that includes the entire “African Tapestries” series: “Temba,” “The Smoke That Thunders”, “Kusasa,” “Jabula” and “Amani”.

Hennie Bekker’s musical career began at age 15, when he debuted on the jazz club circuit in Southern Africa, and then quickly became a leading figure in the fusion jazz scene. Over the next decade, he traveled throughout the Congo, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. In the early 80s, Hennie moved to London, England, where he produced, composed and arranged for artists such as Freddie Cole, Magna Carta and Stanley Black. In the late 80s, Bekker and his family moved to Toronto, Canada.

Buy the album: African Tapestries Collection

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  1. I’ve been enjoying Hennie’s CD Kusasa for awhile now. But I also purchased his son, Barry’s, Kikuyu. Both are great. But now I’m looking forward to Hennie’s collection.

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