July '17

Hola mpinji! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...

Coming up we'll be checking out albums by TERYLENE, THE RIBBONS, BIBBI, POOSH and more.

RICHIE COLE AND HIS SOUTH AFRICAN BROTHERS - Skokiaan (1990)

Roots, ROTH136
Producers: Richie Cole & Robin Taylor
Engineer: Richard Mitchell
Recorded at: The Leading Edge


"Richie Cole's trip to South Africa was controversial. He arrived here during significant times. Nelson Mandela had just been released from prison, but the cultural boycott of South Africa was still in place. Cole's statement to the world was: 'I'm here for world peace, music and education.' Politics aside, we were privileged o have him in South Africa and the musical education was shared. He gave us American jazz and we gave him an African experience which is evident in much of the music on this album." - Don Albert