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 Basil Coetzee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ibrahim recorded "Manenberg" with Basil Coetzee — it became an enormous hit in the townships and impressed musicians as the recording is reputed to have been made in just one take.
Coetzee was born in an area of Cape Town, South Africa called District Six, an area which shared the poverty common to all townships, but which also fostered a vibrant music scene.
Basil Coetzee chose to stay and make whatever impression he could on his home ground, despite the many difficulties and deprivations which that struggle involved.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Basil_Coetzee   (888 words)

 Gerrie Coetzee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coetzee became the first African Heavyweight ever to challenge for a world title, but his dream of becoming the first African world Heavyweight champion had to wait, because he was beaten by Tate by a decision in 15 rounds.
Gerhardus Christian Coetzee (born August 4, 1955 in Boksburg), better known as Gerrie Coetzee, is a South African former boxer.
Undaunted, Coetzee went back to boxing soon and beat fringe contender George Chaplin before facing with Renaldo Snipes, a man who later would be seconds away from becoming world champion when he dropped Larry Holmes in a title challenge.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gerrie_Coetzee   (730 words)

Coetzee was not a purveyor of smooth or tame jazz.
With the growing resistance to Apartheid manifesting itself in increased political mobilization, Coetzee was called on to give musical input to the meetings and rallies which were happening with increasing frequency.
Basil toured with the Dollar Brand in the early 1970’s, making his first recording for the Abdullah Ibrahim album “Underground in Africa” in 1973.
www.music.org.za /Editorial.asp?ID=17   (894 words)

 Basil ‘Manenberg’ Coetzee
In 1974 Coetzee’s “Manenberg”, inspired by the apartheid township of the same name, became an internationally popular African jazz song which brought Coetzee fame and gave him his nickname.
Coetzee released three solo albums: Sabenza (1988), Monwabisi (1993) and B (1998).
In the 1970s, when many South African musicians went into exile because of apartheid, Coetzee stayed in the country.
home.intekom.com /southafricanhistoryonline/pages/people/coetzee-bm.htm   (162 words)

Gerrie Coetzee, principal of the business, is a commercial trout farmer with 28 years of experience, and can help any potential buyer in numerous aspects of the industry.
Gerrie's fiancée, Suzette, joined the business in March 2001 and, in the short period of time, made her mark in the property business.
Gerrie is a skilled artisan in all aspects of the building trade and owned a thatching business in Johannesburg.
www.dullstroom.co.za /dullprop/content.inc   (216 words)

 SA sports heroes honoured - SouthAfrica.info
Coetzee was unbeaten in 22 career fights, including a first-round demolition of Leon Spinks, when he met "Big" John Tate for the WBA world title in 1978.
Known as "the Boksburg Bomber", Coetzee enjoyed a 15-year professional career during which he won the WBA heavyweight title - at a time when there were only two organisations that decided on world champions, unlike today's alphabet soup of organisations.
The final silver award winner was wheelchair athlete Zanele Situ, who made her mark in the Sydney Paralympics in 2000 when she won the javelin with a world record throw, and also captured the silver in discus, so becoming the first black South African female athlete to win gold at the Paralympics.
www.southafrica.info /what_happening/sports/ikhamanga_sports.htm   (1345 words)

 The Scotsman (Edinburgh, Scotland) : Basil Coetzee. @ HighBeam Research
BASIL Coetzee belonged to the generation of musicians who forged a distinctive new identity for South African jazz in the Sixties and Seventies, often in the face of both official and unofficial state repression.
Coetzee was born in Cape Town's notorious District Six, an area which shared the poverty common to all the
Their music was effectively banished from South African radio, and many of the major figures on the scene were forced into exile in the Seventies.
static.highbeam.com /t/thescotsmanedinburghscotland/april131998/basilcoetzee/index.html   (178 words)

 Basil Coetzee
Coetzee is probably best known for his work with Abdullah Ibrahim (then known as Dollar Brand).
Coetzee returned to performance in the early 1980's, playing at numerous rallies and concerts.
South African saxophonist Basil Coetzee passed away on March 11th, 1998 after a long illness.
www.rootsworld.com /rw/feature/coetzee.html   (178 words)

Gerrie is also a skilled artisan in all divisions of the building trade and was the owner of a thatching business in Johannesburg He hunted big game semi-professionally for numerous years - a useful aspect if a client wishes to combine trout and game farming.
Gerrie Coetzee, principal of the business, has been a commercial trout farmer for 28 and can help any potential buyer in numerous aspects of the industry.
Gerrie's fiancée, Suzette, joined the business in March 2001 and has in the short period of time made her mark in the property business.
www.dullstroom.co.za /dullprop/Propertiestxt.doc   (838 words)

 Michael Dokes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He lost his title by a 10th round KO to Gerrie Coetzee, see Gerrie Coetzee vs. Michael Dokes.
He was later knocked out by future champion Evander Holyfield in an exciting fight which was called the Heavyweight Fight of the Year in 1989, and the Heavyweight Fight of the Decade for the 1980's.
Either way, Dokes' glory as the WBA title holder was short-lived due to personal problems.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Michael_Dokes   (316 words)

 Sunday Times - South Africa's best selling newspaper
Coetzee, 48, is happy living beyond the limelight that engulfed him during his 10-year career, in which he won 33 fights, lost six and drew one.
Dingaan Thobela claimed that Coetzee assaulted him before a fight, and there were stories of Fransie Botha and Coetzee fighting in Botha's apartment in the US in the mid-1990s.
Coetzee, who knocked out Michael Dokes to win the World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight crown 20 years ago this week, has seen the lives of four foes - all former world champions - disintegrate.
www.sundaytimes.co.za /2003/09/28/sport/boxing/boxing01.asp   (692 words)

 The Worst Five
He then returned to the ring in June 1979 and was knocked out in one round by Gerrie Coetzee, three wins and a draw followed before Leon was stopped in three one sided rounds by Larry Holmes in a title challenge.
This defeat seemed to send Page's career into a nosedive and he lost seven of his next fifteen fights, with losses to Gerrie Coetzee, Buster Douglas, an old comebacking Joe Bugner, rookie David Bey and worst of all a limited journeyman Mark Wills who twice knocked out Page.
Coetzee was basically a hard punching but very limited fighter who got lucky.
www.btinternet.com /~iain.hampson/worst_five.htm   (911 words)

 Boxing: RSR Looks Back at Former WBA Heavyweight Champion of the World, Gerrie Coetzee
Gerrie was back on September 7th 1985, in Johannesburg, against James "Quick" Tillis who was the recipient of a Coetzee defeat losing a ten round unanimous decision to the iron fist.
Coetzee basked in the adulation and simplicity of it all, fighting and winning them by decision just two times that year.
Coetzee began to find some range with his right, but even those being caught as infrequently on Tate's whiskers had little or no known consequences as he forged onward throwing haymakers.
ringsidereport.com /Smith212006.htm   (2990 words)

 ZA@PLAY - MUSIC: Swing low, sweet Basil 19/03/98
Basil had come back to Jesus, the preachers said, and there was no gainsaying that.
And so the coffin and the mourners made their desultory way to the cemetery where they sang another hymn and took turns shovelling the soil into the gave until a small mound of earth was the last trace on earth of Basil Coetzee.
But Basil's illness had brought home how hard life was for those who played, split the take in a gig and moved on without a bank account, without a policy, without the other things that others had in life.
www.chico.mweb.co.za /art/music/9803/980319-basil_coetzee.html   (517 words)

 Basil Coetzee: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more Music.com
Coetzee remained in South Africa, but was unable to sustain himself through his music, eventually taking a job in a shoe factory to support himself and his family.
Born in Cape Town's notorious District Six, Basil Coetzee [+] worked his way up to recognition as a key player with Dollar Brand[+] (later to become Abdullah Ibrahim[+]), with Manenberg (named after the district to which Coetzee's family was forcibly removed by the government) becoming internationally known following its 1974 appearance.
When Abdullah Ibrahim[+] returned to South Africa, Coetzee returned to work with him in both live ensembles and in the studio.
music.com /person/basil_coetzee/1   (290 words)

 Coetzee, Gerrie - Profiles
Fighting lethargically, Coetzee was defeated via an 8th round KO in a bout riddled with time-keeping issues and questionable rulings.
Coetzee and his camp maintained his right hand was 'bionic' as a result.
In the round Coetzee lost, for example, the 3:00 time period had expired prior to Coetzee being hit with the KO punch.
people.africadatabase.org /en/profile/12177.html   (633 words)

 The Herald : Sport
Coetzee was impressed with the play of Wakeling, locks Henno Venter and Rory Duncan, as well as the loose trio of Joe Pringle, Sebastian Hillpert and J J Pienaar.
However, Coetzee was quick to add that there was still much work to be done before EP take on WP in their opening Vodacom match in Uitenhage on Friday, March 21.
Despite defeat, EP coach Allister Coetzee was heartened by his side’s performance.
www.theherald.co.za /herald/2003/03/10/sport/sp09_10032003.htm   (255 words)

 Abdullah Ibrahim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While in South Africa he made a series of recordings with the cream of Cape jazz players (Basil Coetzee and Robbie Jansen, for instance), which included Coetzee's masterpiece, "Manenberg", one of the greatest South African compositions ever, and which became the unofficial soundtrack to the anti-apartheid resistance.
A short attempt to return to South Africa in the mid-1970s after his conversion to Islam (and the resultant change of name from Dollar Brand to Abdullah Ibrahim) saw him return to New York in 1976, as he found the political conditions too oppressive.
Abdullah Ibrahim has written the soundtracks for a number of films, including the award winning Chocolat and, more recently, No Fear, No Die.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abdullah_Ibrahim   (512 words)

 Catalogus African Skies
Basil Coetzee interviewed by Klaas de Jonge a.o about the role of engaged musicians; to africanise ourselves; the music indus­try and censorship (2nd part).
Before Dawn", 60 minutes, was released in 1988 and provides a broad picture of the issues at stake at Casa via short interviews with: Basil Coetzee, Farid Esack, Jonas Gwangwa, Anton Harber, Abdullah Ibrahim, William Kentridge, Ramolao Makhene, Thabo Mbeki, Ntemi Piliso, Sama, Hazzy Sibanyoni and Pat Sidley.
8.22" Basil Coetzee with Paula Goldstone on piano, Paul Abra­hams, James Kibby and Tich Arendse.
www.africaserver.nl /africanskies/catalogue/catalogue_p7.htm   (3070 words)

 Jazz All About Jazz
Jansen and Coetzee both double on flute, with Morris Goldberg playing a second alto, and the horn-and-piano call-and- response is enchanting.
"Sweet Basil Blues," dedicated not to a future New York club but to Coetzee, is a sort of swinging mbaqanga, inducing golden horn harmonies and joyous burbles from Beukes' bass.
Coetzee establishes his unique voice here, his burr and sass contrasting with Land Brand's moving harmonic modulations suggest a prayer for things and folks living and dead.
www.allaboutjazz.com /southafrica/raredollar.htm   (1560 words)

 Three Heavyweights from Ohio
On September 23, 1983 Gerrie Coetzee of South Africa met Dokes at the now leveled Richfield Coliseum.
After Dokes lost his title to Coetzee, his career went into a tailspin.
Coetzee would in turn lose his title by knockout to the vastly underrated Greg Page.
www.eastsideboxing.com /news.php?p=5599&more=1   (924 words)

Gerrie Coetzee Vuurwapens: GERRIE COETZEE VUURWAPENS Tel/Faks: 051 4441012, Parkweg, 81 Bloemfontein.
www.infodirectory.co.za /Display.asp?ID=125&Category=ARMS/AMMUNITION   (61 words)

 Gba - Page 4 - OOTP Developments Forums
On the night of March 12th, in Johannesburg, Gerrie Coetzee blew cold, whilst Trevor Berbick was on fire.
Berbick continued to dominate Coetzee, with the fifth round being close, for the remainder of the fight, except the ninth which Coetzee took.berbick put his opponent down in the fifth, with a series of unanswered punches to the head and body.
Gerrie Coetzee KO'd Gary 'The Bull' Winmon in the third round.
www.ootpdevelopments.com /board/showthread.php?t=86092&page=4   (5311 words)

(Gerrie Coetzee) Creation and updating of a list of recommended producers of spare parts In progress; we are attempting to identify existing components that can be used in place of specially made items.
(Gerrie Coetzee) Implementation of 1-2 absolutely calibrated instruments for a “cross check" of reference instruments I propose that one or two instruments be taken to Mauna Loa Observatory (MLO) with the existing World Standard.
Gerrie Coetzee South African Weather Bureau Private Bag X097, PRETORIA, 0001 Tel: +27 12 309 3052 Fax: +27 12 323 4518 E-mail: coetzee@cirrus.sawb.gov.za Mr.
www.wmo.ch /web/arep/reports/sag_dobson_rep1.doc   (2018 words)

 iafrica.com news sa news Jazz legend Jansen still critical
Basil Coetzee, on tenor sax and flute, died in 1998 and Morris Goldberg, also on alto sax, now lives in New York and plays for a band Ojoyo playing "Safrojazz".
Jansen's career has included playing with the bands Pacific Express, Spirits Rejoice, Workforce, a stint with Coetzee and his band Sabenza.
Pianist Abdullah Ibrahim divides his time between South Africa and New York, where he lived in exile during apartheid.
iafrica.com /news/sa/431695.htm   (406 words)

 Voice of Africa - Abdullah Ibrahim / Mannenberg 'is where it's happening' / cdRoots
Basil "Mannenberg" Coetzee - tenor sax and flute
In addition to the complete Mannenberg recording, there are 4 additional titles: "Black Lighting," "Little Boy," "Black and Brown Cherries" and "Ntyilo Ntyilo." 62 minutes of some of the best South African jazz ever made.
The legendary 1974 recording Mannenberg 'is where it's happening' by the South African jazz legend Dollar Brand is no longer in print, but this collection includes both extensive tracks from that original release.
www.cdroots.com /st-mann.html   (255 words)

Among the "Cape Townish jazz songs" you can expect on Kou Kou Wa are three of the songs he used to play with Basil Coetzee.
His style can be described as Cape Jazz, and some of the songs on his debut album, 'Sonesta', incorporated songs that are almost a hundred years old and stem from the earliest strummings of the Cape people that have been passed down through the generations.
Touring with Coetzee was particularly exciting, "because this was the emergence of the new Cape Town music.
www.sheer.co.za /errol.html   (628 words)

 A Celebration Abdullah Ibrahim A pretty good compilation
Abdullah sounds better on it, and the solo of Basil Coetzee is brilliant in its original form (after all, he is called "Basil 'Mannenberg' Coetzee for a reason).
While Ekaya does a good job at performing the piece (using the solos of the original recording transcribed), one can't help but wonder why they didn't just use the original recording.
Secondly, using Mindif from the African Suite album - a trio with string orchestra - is slightly suspect.
www.this-is-great.com /info/xbfffrxcxe-jl   (315 words)

 J. M. Coetzee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coetzee was later awarded a PhD in Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin in the United States, where he applied computerised stylistic analysis to the works of Samuel Beckett.
Coetzee was born in Cape Town, and his formative years were spent between that city and the Western Cape town of Worcester, as recounted in his fictionalised memoir, Boyhood (1992).
Joseph's College, a Catholic school in Rondebosch, Cape Town, and later studied at the University of Cape Town, where he took degrees in mathematics and English.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/J._M._Coetzee   (623 words)

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