July '14

Heita madoda! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection . . .

This month we bring you long-lost Shangaan grooves by one DAVID CHANKE, bubblegum from EMOTION, funky stuff by NEVILLE NASH, Sotho soul by KORI MORABA and MAKAOTA AKALAME, crossover from mlungu pantsula LIONFIRE and some early hits by Cape Town's own ROBIN AULD. Last month it was JOY, FACE TO FACE, DR VICTOR the microphone doctor, MATSHIKOS, STEM NET's political pop, JOSEPH DEE, KHUMO and HARAMBE.

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."