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!

THE SPECIAL FIVE - Washaywa Uvalo (1986)

Chocolate City/Rainbow/Teal, CEL523
Producer: Bongani Ngubane

Popular 80s mbaqanga outfit led by Bongani Ngubane (vocals, percussion) and featuring Jabu Ngubane (guitar), Mandla Exchange Mkhwanazi (keyboards), Lindani Mbatha (drums) and Mxolisi Ngobeni (backing vocals). Other albums include Once Bitten, Twice Shy (1989) and Thath'ukiss (1991), both on the Umkhonto label. The band also helped launch the career of a young Phuzekhemisi in the late 80s. (Mojapelo, 2008: 64, 294).