August '15

Heita-da! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...

This month we pay tribute to the recent passing of David Masondo by bringing you his legendary SOUL BROTHERS. We also check out rockers CLOUT, choral grooves by the LESOTHO MIGHTY BOYS, gospel synths from PRAYER FOR S.A., bubblegum by PHILLIP MATHOLE, a young Bhekumuzi Luthuli in OSHOMI, not forgetting the fancy fingers of TREVOR NASSER.

Last month it was SHALOM, JAZINO, BRENDA & THE BIG DUDES, ADAYE, DAVID MABIKA, ALTAR and THAMI & THE ALL-ROUNDERS.

Sharp!

DESIREE - Change (1990)

Umkhonto/RPM, UMKH450   
Producer: Stephen Cooks


Desiree Baird fronted another obscure new school project put together by Ed Jordan and Stephen Cooks. It's politically outspoken lyrics over R&B-influenced grooves along the lines of Janet Jackson or Paula Abdul. Writes the singer: "This is what I believe in and you who listen to the songs will feel what I'm going through. I have a strong belief that someday things will change. I want everyone to go through this phase with me. 'Where there's a will, there's got to be a way'. This is my way of proving myself to the world. Finally, a very special mention to the father of our nation, Nelson Mandela. So long in captivity, so long on patience. Change will come. Change is what we all live for..."