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!

JUDI - Wondering Stoney (1991)

Tusk, TUH26   
Producer: Tata Sibeko      
Engineer: Peter Pearlson          
Recorded at: RPM

Something completely different. Like Buddy Masango doing his country thang, Judi took a stab at the folk sound of Tracy Chapman. The result sounds closer to white acts like Little Sister, with tracks like 'To Be Somebody' not unlike contemporary Afro-pop star Zahara. Judi's vocals just can't pull it off though, despite being backed by a diverse line-up including drummer Isaac Mtshali (The Cannibals, Stimela, Harari) and Kevin Kruger (Kariba), with production by Tata 'TNT' Sibeko.