July '15

Peace magents! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection! This month we bring you bubblegum hits by SHALOM, JAZINO, BRENDA & THE BIG DUDES and ADAYE, and some fresh grooves by DAVID MABIKA, ALTAR and THAMI & THE ALL-ROUNDERS.

Last month we checked out STIMELA, SAILOR and NELLI, and before that OZIAS NTSELE, PETER MARINGA, MICHAEL LEBESE & THE AFRICAN VIBES, MARUMO and MANKA LE PHALLANG.

BANJO - No No No, No More (1985)

Hit City, 12HC(C)503   
Producers: John Galanakis & Banzi Khubeka   
Engineers: Ian McMurray & John Galanakis       
Recorded at: Platinum Recording Studios


Early crossover project  by Banzi Kubheka and John Galanakis. "Banzi had been a school teacher but later became a record company salesman, a talent scout, promoter, public relations officer and producer. John had tried architecture, accountancy, and worked in a bank. He later followed his piano-playing talent to perform in clubs and restaurants. Gradually he became a session musician, arranger, composer and producer. In 1985 the two created Banjo (Banzi and John), which hit the market with the maxi single 'No No No, No More/In the Middle Of The Night ... Both tracks were hot and long like a summer night. Their 1986 maxi single was 'I Don't Want Your Lovin'/Please Don't Go'." (Mojapelo, 2008:149)