Dec '14 - Jan '15

Vukani mawethu! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection . . .

This festive season we bring you LAPPASIDE, JOYCE, the legendary RICHARD JON SMITH, SHADIII, AFRICAN IMAGE, Zulu grooves from LINGANISA NABAFANE BEJUBANE and THISA, xmas synths by BONNY, something different from THE SOFT SHOES, a 1985 tribute album to DESMOND TUTU and a synth-packed gospel compilation.

Last month we checked out LORRAINE STAPLE, RUFARO, RONNIE MARTIN, HARRY MOYAGA, THE YOUNG STARS, and UMSALOFU NAMAVIZITHA.

Bless up!

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).