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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MTUSENI SIBIYA no MFANA NGUBANE nezi NKONKONI - Xola Phela (1983)

Jamloti/CCP/EMI, JML(E)7011   
Producer: SM Khoza       


More 'Zulu traditional' grooves, this time from Mtuseni Sibiya, Mfana Ngubane and "The Wildebeests". It goes back to the roots of maskandi, relying primarily on guitar melodies and call-and-response vocals, while favouring old-style accordians over the keyboards that would come to dominate the genre thanks to the likes of the Madlala Brothers.