June '16

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

This month we bring you classic bubblegum from JIVARO, KAKAPPA, SOWETO YOUTH BAND, ANGIE, V.O and GY, and some traditional grooves by SDLODLO, JACKSON MAXIMBYI & THE MPFUMARHI SISTERS and GIFT BROTHERS.

Last month we brought you more forgotten classics by the likes of Q, TAILS OUT, NOVIDADE and SUN.

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)