July '16

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

This month we bring you classic pantsula grooves from CHAKA, AYOBAYO BAND, HARD WORKERS, FAST MOVE, THE SCOTCH BAND and VENDA KIDS. Also look forward to albums by OZIAS, SPOKES H, VOLCANO and more.

Last month we brought you JIVARO, KAKAPPA, SOWETO YOUTH BAND, ANGIE, V.O and GY, and traditional grooves by SDLODLO, JACKSON MAXIMBYI & THE MPFUMARHI SISTERS and GIFT BROTHERS.

To purchase still-sealed copies of these and other albums, email djokapi[at]gmail.com!

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)