August '17

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MZWAKHE - Change is Pain (1986)

Shifty / Piranha (Berlin) / Gallo, LC7717
Producer & Engineer: Lloyd Ross
Recording at: Shifty Studios & live at COSATU cultural day.



People's Poet Mzwakhe Mbuli's seminal album was Shifty's biggest selling album ever, despite being banned immediately after its release. A South African classic.

“Change is pain in Africa,
Change is throttled by misdirected surrogates of the world,
Change of a free non-racial democratic system is certain.
Revolutionary change shall set man free from bondage.
And the reigns of autocracy shall fall.”