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!

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).