May '15

Hola mpinji! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection!

This month we serve up new old music by OZIAS NTSELE, PETER MARINGA, MICHAEL LEBESE & THE AFRICAN VIBES, blind soulmen MARUMO and Sotho accordian grooves by MANKA LE PHALLANG, as well as Zimbabwean legends ROZALLA and NEW BLACK MONTANA.

Last month we bought you classics by PETER M, VIVA, THE VIBES, LOMBARD EXPRESS, something jazzy by MANFRED MANN'S PLAINS MUSIC and JONATHAN BUTLER, and traditional grooves from THE NEW PROMISE and THE PEACE BROTHERS.

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!"