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!

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..."