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.

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MOSES MCHUNU NEZIMBALI - Ngiyesaba Ukuganwa (1989)

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).