May '17

Hola mpinji! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...

Coming up we'll be checking out albums by TERYLENE, THE RIBBONS, BIBBI, POOSH and more.

HOLY SPIRITS CHOIR - Okholwa Kujesu (1987)

Polygram/Tshona TRSLP001
Producers: Joseph Makwela/Dr Nichojha
Engineer: John Lindermann


Formed in 1985 by Joseph Dumaku in Kroonstad, Free State. "Before they started recording they were singing at funeral services and that's where they were encouraged by the community to put their music on disc so that it would sound more powerful. Fortunately they were spotted by one of the producers at Teal Records who heard their music and decided that they shoud come to the studio for recording. Their first album with Teal Records was in Sotho entitled 'Kabelo Ya Ka'. They also did the very same album in in Zulu 'Okholwa ku Jesu'." Just cos it's gospel don't mean it ain't funky - there are some KILLER synth-fuelled tracks on the album. Not too much variation - but all good! 

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