Hola mpinji! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection . . . We're ending 2013 with a special mix - REGGAE MANIA - and some fresh releases by the likes of DJ NATANO, PETER PADI, SISTER COOL and plenty more. Last month we brought you Zimbabwean act CALTON SOUNDS, bubblegum from MAFIKA and DENNIS & THE WHIZZ KIDS, traditional grooves from IHASHE ELIMHLOPHE and SHOES LACES, Afro-grooves from Malian griot KASSE MADY, keyboard fiend REX RABANYE and more.
Cool Spot/EMI, EB(O)003
Producer: Moses Mchunu
Engineer: Graham Handley
Recorded at: Sweet Sixteen, Jhb
Moses Mchunu was one of the most popular proponents of traditional maskandi in the 1980s. His song 'Qhwayilahle' (Leave Him Alone) featured on the first Indestructable Beat of Soweto compilation that rocked the world in 1985, famously rated by US critic Robert Christgau as one of the most important albums of the 1980s. Ngiyesaba ukuganwa (I am afraid to marry) sees him at the height of his powers, backed by his Zimbali (flowers).