October '17

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ABANGANI - Nal'ivangeli (1985)

CTV/Music Team/EMI, CT(E)69   
Producer: Tom Mkhize   
Engineer: Phil Audoire   
Recorded at: Satbel Studios

Synth heavy mbaqanga gospel from one of the most popular acts of the day outside the bubblegum scene. "The Soul Brothers' rivals were mainly groups like Abangani, a trio whose albums include Yiba Nathi (Music Team, 1986) and Sivikele (1987), led by Sibusiso Mbatha." (Mojapelo 2008: 64).

Nal'ivangeli (here's gospel) sees pennywhistle legend Jack Lerole making a guest appearance on saxophones on 'Siyanikhumbula' (we remember you), while Stimela's Isaac Mtshali fills in on drums.  Other tracks include 'Awusadeli' (you aren't giving up) and 'ungakhali' (you aren't crying).