April '16

Yebo majita! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...

This month we bring you more forgotten classics by the likes of NEVILLE NASH, SOWETO YOUTH BAND, ZIZI KONGO, MAKHWERU and BENJAMIN BALL, as well as early 80s soul from SOUND PROOF.

Earlier this year we brought you RUFARO, HAPPY HAPPY, POCKET LIPS, AYOBAYO BAND, MASUTUTSA BAND, RAMASHELENG, VENDA KIDS, SHADRACK NDLOVU, DAN NKOSI, AFRICAN YOUTH BAND, REGGAE MUNTU and Congolese acts TSHALA MUANA and NANA ET BANIEL

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THE V KIDS - Rambo (1989)

Leopard/Hit City, LEO(O)019   
Producer: John Galanakis   
Engineers: Deran McNamara & Ilan Kometz   
Composer: Samson Singo   
Recorded at: Platinum Recordings Studios


South Africa's answer to New Edition or Menudo, The V Kids were a popular Venda boy-band known for their  hypnotic synths and frantic adolescent vocals. Formed as the Venda Kids in the mid-80s by Samson Singo, the band consisted of his sons Ntango (lead vocals), Makana and Ndivha (guitar), along with friends Emmanuel Netshifefe (drums), Tshililo Nemusombori (bass) and Madini Ramakuwela and Tshifhiwa Molizi  on backing vocals. Best track 'Botswana in 1986' concerns one of their first tours across the border.