January '17

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

This month we bring you classic grooves by the likes of OZIAS and RUSH, as well as Congolese star JOHNNY BOKELO ISENGE and plenty more.

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IZAKKA - People Let's Unite (1991)

Shandel/EMI, SHAN(V)20A   
Producers/Engineers: Selwyn Shandel & Jorge Arrigone   

Another solid album from little-known reggaman Izakka (aka Thami Sobekwa). Songs address social ills and reconciliation but with hard-to-decifer lyrics. Titles include "Kwaggastroom" (after the township south of Joburg) and "Saddam Hussein". There's a rock influence on "Reggae Blues" and soul on "Close to You". Liner notes pay tribute to "Lions" like Kaloi Lebona, Ray Phiri, Babsy Mlangeni, Nana Coyote and Stimela.