September '14

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

This month we check out Pat Shange's former band THE JUVENILES, something different from the IKEY GAMBA DANCE BAND and JOE MOSES, traditional grooves from SUKAZI MKHIZE and MAKAOTA AKALAME and the star-studded charity compilation LIVING LAND. Last month we brought you PATIENCE AFRICA, PRINCESS, NOVIDADE, ADZIAMBEYI BAND, The SOUL BROTHERS and SAKKIE.

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.