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.

To purchase still-sealed copies of these and other albums, email djokapi[at]gmail.com!

IZIHLABANI - Zasha Egagasini (1986)

Decibel, DCK(O)95   
Producers: Johannes Mhlongo & Jerry Mhlanga   
Engineer: Keith Forsyth       

With their smooth vocal harmonies and rolling synths, Izihlabani ('The Stars') put out 80s mbaqanga at its soulful best, alongside the Madlala Brothers and Soul Brothers. "Izihlabani, consisting of Chwane Mhlongo, Ernest Shelembe and Junior Dlamini was formed in 1986. Their first album Yini Ngawe was very popular ... This is the group's second album and we are sure it will go just as well as the first!!!" Also featuring Dumisani Madida on keyboards.