October '17

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SIPHO KHESWA - Umuhle (198?)

Buffalo / DGP / Little Monster, BFX324
Producers: Julian Laxton & Allan Goldswain


Born George Sibulayi Makaza in Harrismith in 1957, as a student at the Rainbokspruit School in the Free State, "his studies suffered due to his pre-occupation with the music of the Soul Brothers" (Mojapelo, 2008:66). After school, he joined Richard Siluma's band The Love Brothers. Siluma went on to become a successful producer, most notably with his cousin Lucky Dube. He and Thomas Masingi were responsible for launching Makaza's solo career under the name of Sipho Kheswa. "Umuhle" is a killer electro-mbaqanga instrumental, available on the AfroSynth 3: Back to Skool mix.