August '15

Heita-da! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...

This month we pay tribute to the recent passing of David Masondo by bringing you his legendary SOUL BROTHERS. We also check out rockers CLOUT, choral grooves by the LESOTHO MIGHTY BOYS, gospel synths from PRAYER FOR S.A., bubblegum by PHILLIP MATHOLE, a young Bhekumuzi Luthuli in OSHOMI, not forgetting the fancy fingers of TREVOR NASSER.

Last month it was SHALOM, JAZINO, BRENDA & THE BIG DUDES, ADAYE, DAVID MABIKA, ALTAR and THAMI & THE ALL-ROUNDERS.

Sharp!

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."