Dec '14 - Jan '15

Vukani mawethu! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection . . .

This festive season we bring you LAPPASIDE, JOYCE, the legendary RICHARD JON SMITH, SHADIII, AFRICAN IMAGE, Zulu grooves from LINGANISA NABAFANE BEJUBANE and THISA, xmas synths by BONNY, something different from THE SOFT SHOES, a 1985 tribute album to DESMOND TUTU and a synth-packed gospel compilation.

Last month we checked out LORRAINE STAPLE, RUFARO, RONNIE MARTIN, HARRY MOYAGA, THE YOUNG STARS, and UMSALOFU NAMAVIZITHA.

Bless up!

PONGOLO - Jah Do That (1989)

Principal/World Of Music, NUBL5011   
Producer: Pongolo (exec: Robbie Mann)   
Engineer: Neville Holmes   


Downtempo disco reggae featuring bassist Gito Baloyi, known for his work with Tananas (before his murder in 2004), alongside Mozambican compatriots Morris Mungoy (drums) and Ilidio Matola (guitars). They're joined by Bayete's Joe Matsheka on sax and keys, singer Rhona Rolls and percussion John Hassan from Loading Zone, who backed Brenda and others. "Hard times have made us realise that cultural music is crucial: especially at this time, our heritage is something we cannot compromise."