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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IBIZA - Zanele Nta Kushabela Scooter (1986)
Producer: West Nkosi
Engineer: Philip Nel
Recorded at: RPM Studios
Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. With Ralph Mahura on keyboards, Ephraim Madiba on bass and Mandla Mkhize on vocals. Backing vocals by Felicia Marion and Thoko Ndlozi. The four tracks on the album set the tone for much of what was to come over the next five years - the best a funky ode to the hangover, 'Ibhabhalazi (Monday Blues)':
"Wake up, it's Monday, how do you feel today?
Everybody's crying out, saying Monday is a bad day.
I heard a man sitting next to me, that he's got babalaza.
There is nothing that you can do, just get yourself a tot of whiskey..."