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!

PJ POWERS - Thandeka (1989)

Straw Hat Music/Gallo GRC, SHL1001
Producers: Kenny Mataba, Alan Rissik & PJ Powers
Engineer: David Subkleve & Sam Wingate
Recorded at: Audio Lab, Jhb

After pioneering crossover act Hotline broke up, PJ Powers' initial solo releases were hit and miss, until the anthem for the 1995 Rugby World Cup took her back to the top of the charts. Thandeka, after her own nickname, blends traditional African sounds with rock and folk influences. Royalties for 'The Whole World's Gone Insane' dedicated to the Rhino and Elephant Fund. Featuring Jabu Sibumbe (Stimela) on bass, Luis Moreira on trumpet and backing vocals by a young Ringo Madlingozi.