September '17

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SABELA - Sikiza (1988)

Teal Trutone, KVL 5064
Producers: Ian Osrin & Jabu Sibumbe


Tight, funky, intelligent local grooves similar to Jika, Zasha, Kumasi and Stimela. Best tracks 'Idolofiya', 'My Brother (Mfowethu)' and 'Africa' feature smooth synths and accordian vibes.

Sabela ("with confidence") were:
Dudely "Tops" Bouwer - guitar / vocals
Lefa Matsotso - keyboards
John "Senae" - keyboards
Tsia Matlebe - lead vocals
Joseph "Maputo" Khoza - guitar

Also featuring Mzwandile David (accordian), Tsietsie Mafabatho (Hammond) and guitarist Skipper Shabalala (of Zasha). Produced by Stimela's Jabu Sibumbe and Ian Osrin.- "With a team like that I bet you cannot you wrong ... Much hard work, long hours and the will to be strong will bring the rewards". Liner notes also give "Thanks to the Khomari Borthers - Papie and Rasie for bringing us together after six hard years of loneliness and endless dreaming about the music industry."