October '14

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

This month we check out The Invaders' JOE MOSES, disco funk from SPECIAL CANE MAHLELEBE and MINEBELT, gospel pop by KATIE PENNINGTON, and traditional grooves from THE CHALLENGERS, SUKAZI MKHIZE, LINGANISA NABAFANA BEJUBANE and MAKAOTA AKALAME.

Last month we brough you THE JUVENILES, TRIBE AFTER TRIBE, BENJAMIN BALL, JONATHAN BUTLER, t
he IKEY GAMBA DANCE BAND and the star-studded charity compilation LIVING LAND.

Sharp!

CABO VERDE SHOW - Oh! Mylena / Bem Danca (1984)

Brandao Records, 002               


Evil synthesizer grooves from this big band from the small former Portuguese colony off the coast of west Africa, led by one Emmanuel Lima, who handles the Rhodes, Moog and Hammand organs, as well as vocals on 'Oh Mylena'. Full of Latin influences and reminiscent of Mozambican marrabenta.