DeePak Ram

b. 1960, Johannesburg, South Africa. An Indian flautist, Ram first began to explore the links between jazz and Indian musical improvisation while jamming with his brothers as a teenager. He travelled to India for the first time aged 17, studying under the famous flute maker Shri Suryakant Limaye, who bequeathed Ram his collection of flutes upon his death in 1986. Returning to India aged 21, he became a disciple of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, with whom he composed and performed. In 1986 Ram was awarded a masters degree in composition from Rhodes University, South Africa. Subsequently he lectured full-time at the University of Durban-Westville. He collaborated with Darius Brubeck and Airto Moreira on the Gathering Forces project, appearing on Gathering Forces 2 (1993). Moving to London, Ram released Flute For Thought, his debut album, in 1998. Based around a series of tunes composed by Ram over the previous 10 years, the album featured a mixture of Indian, African and Western influences and included contributions from kora player Tunde Jegede and percussionist Thomas Dyani.

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Bheki Mseleku

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''Bhekumuzi Hyacinth Mseleku, generally known as Bheki Mseleku (3 March 1955[1] – 9 September 2008[2]), was a jazz musician from South Africa. He was a pianist, saxophonist, guitarist, composer and arranger who was entirely self-taught.[3]

Mseleku's father was a musician and teacher, and a Cambridge University music graduate, who had religious beliefs that prevented his children from ready access to the family's upright piano in case any of them should pursue something as "devilish" as music.[4] His mother gave him the keys while his father was away, but the piano ended up as firewood one winter's evening. During his childhood, Mseleku suffered the loss of the upper joints of two fingers in his right hand from a go-karting accident.[4] He explained in a 1994 South Bank Show dedicated to him that this was wholly due to the restricted health care available to Black South Africans under Apartheid''

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