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.

THISHA - Nto Zami (1989)

Vuka Afrika/Priority/Tusk, VUH81   
Producers: MJ Dlamini & Soul Brothers   
Engineers: Peter Thwaites, W. van Oudtshoorn & Felani Gumbi
Recorded at: Powerhouse Studios


Not to be confused with bubblegum act Thiza, Thisha gained popularity by adding some fresh youth appeal to the Soul Brothers' brand of mbaqanga - smooth Zulu vocal harmonies over driving rhythms, killer synths and tasteful maskandi riffs. It's far from the American-influenced bubblegum of the day, along with the likes of Imitshotshovu. Titles here include 'Ubandlululo' (discrimination), 'Izolo' (yesterday) and 'Izenzo Zakho' (your actions).