Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Namhlanje
16:53
2 Zikr (Remembrance of Allah)
5:27
3 Tsakwe
1:32
4 The Perfumed Forest Wet With Rain
4:00
5 Liberation Dance (When Tarzan Met the African Freedom Fighter)
4:34
6 Ntsikana's Bell
6:07
7 Adhan & Allah-O-Akbar
4:12
8 Banyana - The Children of Africa
3 2:02
9 Ishmael
3 14:58
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Thaba Bosigo (Mountain of the Night)
4:20
2 Siya Hamba Namhlanje (We Are Leaving Today)
3:28
3 Iza-Ne Zembe Gawuale (Bring the Ax)
4:11
4 Black and Brown Cherries
7:56
5 Blues for a Hip King
5:43
6 For Coltrane
7:18
7 Joan - Cape Town Flower
5:46
8 The Wedding
3:55
9 The Mountain of the Night
3:34
10 Earth Bird
3:02
11 African Market
8:17
12 Serenity (The Daybreak Song)
3:07

Credits

CD 1

drums:
John Betsch (tracks 3, 5)
soprano saxophone:
Abdullah Ibrahim (South African pianist and composer) (track 3)
Talib Qadr (track 3)
flute and piano:
Abdullah Ibrahim (South African pianist and composer) (tracks 6–7)
bass:
Greg Brown (bass) (tracks 3, 5)
Johnny Dyani (tracks 1–2)
bass and bells:
Johnny Dyani (tracks 6–7)
piano:
Abdullah Ibrahim (South African pianist and composer) (tracks 1–2, 4–5)
composer:
Abdullah Ibrahim (South African pianist and composer) (tracks 1, 3–5, 8–9)
engineer:
Gibbs Platen (tracks 3–5)
producer:
Horst Weber (track 8)
Matthias Winckelmann (tracks 3–5, 8)
recorded by:
Gibbs Platen (1979-03-11) (tracks 3–5)
vocals:
Abdullah Ibrahim (South African pianist and composer) (tracks 6–7)
recorded at:
Tonstudio Zuckerfabrik in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (1979-03-11) (tracks 3–5)
recording of:
Ishmael (track 9)
Liberation Dance (track 5)
Namhanje (track 1)
Tsakwe (track 3)

CD 2

gumbri [gambray]:
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (tracks 10–12)
drums:
Brian Abrahams (tracks 7–9)
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (tracks 10–12)
Don Mumford (1983-07-20) (tracks 1, 3–4)
soprano saxophone:
Ricky Ford (tracks 10–12)
Abdullah Ibrahim (South African pianist and composer) (1983-07-20) (track 3)
flute:
Craig Handy (tracks 10–12)
Abdullah Ibrahim (South African pianist and composer) (tracks 10, 12)
Carlos Ward (1983-07-20) (track 1)
flute and tenor saxophone:
John Stubblefield (tracks 7–9)
bass:
Buster Williams (tracks 7–9)
David Williams (bassist) (tracks 10–12)
Essiet Essiet (1983-07-20) (tracks 1–4)
alto saxophone:
Carlos Ward (1983-07-20) (tracks 1, 3–4)
alto saxophone, piccolo and soprano saxophone:
Horace Alexander Young (tracks 7–9)
piano:
Abdullah Ibrahim (South African pianist and composer) (tracks 5–12)
Abdullah Ibrahim (South African pianist and composer) (1983-07-20) (tracks 1–4)
baritone saxophone, trumpet and tuba:
Howard Johnson (tuba & baritone saxophone) (tracks 7–9)
tenor saxophone:
Ricky Ford (tracks 10–12)
Craig Handy (tracks 10–12)
trombone:
Robin Eubanks (tracks 7–9)
Benny Powell (tracks 10–12)
composer:
Abdullah Ibrahim (South African pianist and composer) (tracks 1–5, 7–12)
mixer:
Rudy van Gelder (1988-03-07 – 1988-03-08) (tracks 10–12)
recorded by:
Rudy van Gelder (1988-03-07 – 1988-03-08) (tracks 10–12)
Rudy van Gelder (1989-06-01) (tracks 7–9)
vocals:
Abdullah Ibrahim (South African pianist and composer) (track 10)
Johnny Classens Kumalo (1983-07-20) (tracks 2–3)
mixed at:
Van Gelder Studio (Englewood Cliffs, July 20, 1959 -) in New Jersey, United States (1988-03-07 – 1988-03-08) (tracks 10–12)
recorded at:
Bauer Studios (Tonstudio Bauer) in Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (1982-06-07) (tracks 5–6)
Casino Barrière Montreux (2nd incarnation, 1975–present) in Montreux, Vaud, Switzerland (1983-07-20) (tracks 1–4)
Van Gelder Studio (Englewood Cliffs, July 20, 1959 -) in New Jersey, United States (1988-03-07 – 1988-03-08) (tracks 10–12)
live recording of:
Black and Brown Cherries (1983-07-20) (track 4)
Iza-Ne Zembe Gawuale (1983-07-20) (track 3)
Siya Hamba Namhlanje (1983-07-20) (track 2)
Thaba Bosigo (1983-07-20) (track 1)
recording of:
African Marketplace (track 11)
Earth Bird (track 10)
Serenity (track 12)
The Wedding (track 8)