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!

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..."