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!

EPHRAIM JOE AND SUNGURA BOYS - Pamusha Pano (1992)

Zim/Tusk, SUH1077
Producer: Bothwell Nyamhondera
Engineer: Willis Mbirimi
Recorded at: Shed Studios


Joe was a pioneering figure in Zimbabwe's music scene during the 1980s, spearheading the Sungura genre that ruled the airwaves, closely alongside the Chimurenga of Thomas Mapfumo and the Jit of the Bhundu Boys. He also helped to launch the career of stars like John Chibadura, System Tazvida and others. This Tusk release showcases Zimbabwean grooves at their hypnotic, inspiring best.