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!

MOSES MCHUNU - Babulala Umuzi ka Baba (1981)

Ezomdabu/Mavuthela/Gallo, BL320 
Producer: West Nkosi       
Engineer: Owen Wolf                

Maskandi star Moses Mchunu was born in 1948 in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, also the home of president Jacob Zuma. He moved to Joburg in 1966, getting a job at a hotel before meeting master producer West Nkosi and signing to Gallo in the 70s. Although his traditional Zulu grooves are nothing unique, Nkosi's production, coupled with his smooth vocals and million-dollar smile, set Mchunu above the rest.