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.

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THE TEMBISA PILGRIMS - Isimanga (1985)

Mike Fuller Music, FABL7000
Producer: Magnet Lasi Ntombela


These soulful isicathamiya grooves coming out of Joburg's East Rand represent a departure for the MFM label, more often associated with pop stars like Hotline/PJ Powers, The Rockets, Ali Katt, Zone 3 and early Rebecca Malope. Isimanga (miracle) is a great album though, similar but less polished than Grammy winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo who have dominated the genre for the past three decades.