September '17

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IHASHI ELIMHLOPHE - Bambelela (1988)

Soul Brothers, MXH5        
Producer: Maxwell Mngadi       
Engineer: Fernando Perdigao
Recorded at: Powerhouse
  

Born in Empangeni in Kwazulu-Natal, Bheki Ngcobo rose to fame through his songwriting, guitar playing, singing and dancing skills. Better known as Ihashi Elimhlophe (the white horse), some of his other top-selling albums include Intandane (1986), Uqanduqandu (1989), Impendulo (1994), Inyakanyaka (1995), Isiphalaphala (1997), Ithemba (1998) and 100% Ihashi (2006). Since 1976 he has released close to 30 albums. His talents were recognized at the first SA Traditional Music Achievement (SATMA) awards in 2005 when he won in the Best Maskandi category. Ihashi has performed outside the country, including Zimababwe and even Sri Lanka. Together with his wife Linah (aka Ebony) they were honoured in 2007 with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Embalenhle, Mpumalanga. Their children are in a group called Amaponi. Together the family started their own label, Ihashi Namaponi.