September '17

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JOSHIBA - Vananga (1990)

Teal Trutone, KVL5095
Producers: Jan Smit, Gary Finch, Peter Maringa
Engineer: Jan Smit
Recorded at: TAKK Studios


Shangaan disco maxi for fans of The Dalom Kids. Five tracks in xiTsonga and English, and a sweet club mix of the title track. Best track 'Gloria' opens with funky synths and bad-ass backing vocals: "Beg for apology!", before Joshiba pours his heart out:

"Gloria, where are you?
I can't forget my lover,
She was trying to pull me out of troubles.
Money, it can't buy love!"