Heita hola! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection . . .
This month we check out The Invaders' JOE MOSES, disco funk from SPECIAL CANE MAHLELEBE and MINEBELT, gospel pop by KATIE PENNINGTON, and traditional grooves from THE CHALLENGERS, SUKAZI MKHIZE, LINGANISA NABAFANA BEJUBANE and MAKAOTA AKALAME.
Last month we brough you THE JUVENILES, TRIBE AFTER TRIBE, BENJAMIN BALL, JONATHAN BUTLER, the IKEY GAMBA DANCE BAND and the star-studded charity compilation LIVING LAND.
CHOICE! - Free At Last! (1990)
X-1/Mob Music/Invisible, X1
Engineers: Steve Cooks & Ed Jordan
Recorded at: Cut & Mix
Slick dance grooves to celebrate the birth of democracy and raise funds for the Mandela Trust. Co-engineered by a young Ed Jordan, who went on to become a well-known radio and TV personality. The title track samples news broadcasts of Madiba's release from prison, funky instrumental 'I Will Follow". Unlike earlier ANC albums, this carries the newfound sense of optimism of the time.