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.

AFRICAN YOUTH BAND - Ziph'izingane (1991)

EMI/KGM/Sounds of Soweto
KGM (V) 503
Producer: Blondie Makhene
Engineer: Adrian Hamilton
Recorded at: Sweet Sixteen Studios


At a time when censorship prevented outspoken politics in music, Blondie Makhene struck gold by recording synthefied instrumental versions of popular struggle songs, sidestepping the censors and further establishing him as one of Mzantsi's most innovative, popular and outspoken musos.