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!

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.