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!

SHAKARA - My Sweet Marshmallow (1986)

Teal, XPD2469
Producers: T Mafabatho & Ian Osrin                   

Typical bubblegum on  three tracks of solid grooves and fresh synth sounds, courtesy of one T Mafabatho and prolific producer Ian Osrin. The title track, though catchy, manages to drags on for over 10 minutes, too long for such a sugary sweet love song, despite lyrics like:

"I walk into the shop,
I see plenty chocolate,
I see a whole lot of marshmallow,
but you are sweeter,
you're my sweet marshmallow..."