October '17

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DAVID THANZWANE - Miyela (1986)

Decibel, DCK(A)76       
Producer: Keith Forsyth   
Engineers: Jerry Mhlanga, Chwane Mhlongo, Lot Chambale   
                   


Both tracks on this album, 'Miyela' and 'Nixisiwana', are vintage bubblegum with tasteful synths.

Besides lyrics in xiTsonga (and English),  there's none of the frantic beats and vocals usually (and still) associated with Shangaan disco.


Composer/Engineer Jerry Mhlanga produced 90s heavyweights Bayete's debut album Blue Monday (1984) on the same label, led by Jabu Khanyile and featuring members of Sakhile.