October '17

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MADLALA BROTHERS - Umona (1989)

Tusk/Spear, ERH 2060
Producer: Alton Ngubane
Engineer: Sam Wingate
Recorded at: RPM Studios

 

Killer electro-Maskandi from brothers Bekabantu and Thembitshe Madlala. Leather jackets and white pants outside a Zulu kraal say it all. The guys are the real makhoya. 1989's Umona is a superior album to their 1991 follow up Usebuyil' Ududuzile. Older albums by the brothers include Indod' Emnyama (Black Man), Imbuzi Emnyami (Black Goat),  Ngihamba noJesu (I'm going to Jesus), Saphela Amathotho, Thandiwe (1988) and Hambakahle Duduzile, all on WEA/Tusk's Spear imprint.