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!

MM DELUXE - Be Free My People (1990)

Cool Spot / EMI, SPOT(V)009  
Producer: Mally Watson (exec: Ken Haycock)
Recorded at: Cool Spot Studios, Jhb


Following on from 1989's Where Were You?, new school pioneers Mandla "Spikiri" Mofokeng and Mduduzi "Mdu" Masilela built further on Chicco's bubblegum grooves and forged the new kwaito sound that would resonate throughout the nation for the next 20 years. Both are still at the top of their games today, proving the lyrics of 'There's No Stopping Us' quite right:      

"There's no stopping us,
We are rising to the top.
We are aiming high,
we gonna reach the top.
We know we can do it.
Never mind what people may say,
We know we can do it.
We are looking forward to our future.
Whatever they say or do,
They can say whatever they say,
We are determined to be what we wanna be!"