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!

KAYA - Xigangu Xaphorisa (1986)

Gallo GRC, XWI132   
Producer: Richard Siluma   
Engineers: Mark Baker & Sam Wingate                       

Innovative Shangaan pop produced by the man who launched Lucky Dube's reggae career around the same time, Richard Siluma. The two tracks on this album weigh in at seven minutes each, so it's hardly the kind of frenetic power-pop usually associated with the genre, but it's packed full of fresh synth sounds.