July '14

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

This month we bring you long-lost Shangaan grooves by one DAVID CHANKE, bubblegum from EMOTION, funky stuff by NEVILLE NASH, Sotho soul by KORI MORABA and MAKAOTA AKALAME, crossover from mlungu pantsula LIONFIRE and some early hits by Cape Town's own ROBIN AULD. Last month it was JOY, FACE TO FACE, DR VICTOR the microphone doctor, MATSHIKOS, STEM NET's political pop, JOSEPH DEE, KHUMO and HARAMBE.

Sharp!

KARIBA - Sensation (1981)

RPM,  RPM1160   
Producer: Kevin Kruger   
Engineer: John Lindemann       
Recorded at: RPM Studios, Jhb


Although one of the earliest reggae albums recorded by South African musicians, this was certainly not one of the best. Side A is a medley of 11 Bob Marley hits. Side B has three more covers, done in a disco-reggae style. Producer/drummer Kevin Kruger's only original compositions, 'Shy Girl' and 'Good Night Out', stand out from the rest and give the album some credibility. 'Shy Girl' he originally recorded with his band in the late 60s, The Kynd. The band also featured singers Star Mabaso and Kim Kallie, with Mike Makhalemele on sax.