May '15

Hola mpinji! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection!

This month we serve up new old music by OZIAS NTSELE, PETER MARINGA, MICHAEL LEBESE & THE AFRICAN VIBES, blind soulmen MARUMO and Sotho accordian grooves by MANKA LE PHALLANG, as well as Zimbabwean legends ROZALLA and NEW BLACK MONTANA.

Last month we bought you classics by PETER M, VIVA, THE VIBES, LOMBARD EXPRESS, something jazzy by MANFRED MANN'S PLAINS MUSIC and JONATHAN BUTLER, and traditional grooves from THE NEW PROMISE and THE PEACE BROTHERS.

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."