April '16

Yebo majita! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...

This month we bring you more forgotten classics by the likes of NEVILLE NASH, SOWETO YOUTH BAND, ZIZI KONGO, MAKHWERU and BENJAMIN BALL, as well as early 80s soul from SOUND PROOF.

Earlier this year we brought you RUFARO, HAPPY HAPPY, POCKET LIPS, AYOBAYO BAND, MASUTUTSA BAND, RAMASHELENG, VENDA KIDS, SHADRACK NDLOVU, DAN NKOSI, AFRICAN YOUTH BAND, REGGAE MUNTU and Congolese acts TSHALA MUANA and NANA ET BANIEL

To purchase still-sealed copies of these and other albums, click here!

LUCKY DUBE - Ngikwethembe Na? (1985)

Gallo, BL522   
Producer: Richard Siluma   
Engineers: Sam Wingate & David Segal



By 1985 Lucky Dube had already taken his first stabs at reggae, with Rastas Never Dies (1984) and Think About The Children (1985). Gallo apparently insisted he continue releasing the maskandi records that they considered more profitable, until Umadakeni (1987). Ngikwethembe Na? (Can I trust you?) may be a far cry from the reggae that made him an international star, but the synth-fuelled sound, the signature falsetto and the production team of Richard Siluma and David Segal are all the same.