August '15

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

This month we pay tribute to the recent passing of David Masondo by bringing you his legendary SOUL BROTHERS. We also check out rockers CLOUT, choral grooves by the LESOTHO MIGHTY BOYS, gospel synths from PRAYER FOR S.A., bubblegum by PHILLIP MATHOLE, a young Bhekumuzi Luthuli in OSHOMI, not forgetting the fancy fingers of TREVOR NASSER.

Last month it was SHALOM, JAZINO, BRENDA & THE BIG DUDES, ADAYE, DAVID MABIKA, ALTAR and THAMI & THE ALL-ROUNDERS.

Sharp!

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)