Jonathan Butler’s ‘Ubuntu’ featured on WBGO’s New Day, New Play June 5-9
Growing up in the small shanty town of Athlone, outside of Cape Town, South Africa, guitarist/vocalist Jonathan Butler dreamed of someday making his own music. One of his early heroes was Stevie Wonder, who Jonathan thought, “Maybe someday we'll meet.” With Ubuntu (a Bantu term meaning humanity or the bond that brings all together), Jonathan returns to South Africa, to record with new friends Stevie Wonder, Marcus Miller and Russ Ferrante, among many others, to create a connection for all to partake.
From Monday, June 5 through Friday, June 9, one cut from the Ubuntu album will be featured each morning on the New Day, New Play spotlight on my Daybreak show.
Preview “Bon Appetit” from Ubuntu, above.