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!

IZINKUNZI - Ningaxabani (1987)

Smyle/EMI, SNG(O)2009   
Producer: Dumisani Ngcobo   
Engineers: Colin Smith & Neville Holmes


High quality mbaqanga-soul produced by the prolific Dumisani Ngcobo (aka Mtambo). Unlike many imitators in the genre content to stick to the same formula, Izinkunzi (the bulls) throw Motown organs, three-part vocal harmonies and a horn section into the mix. Tracks include 'Iqiniso' (truth), 'Umsindisi'  (saviour) and 'Zendile' (they travelled far).