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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THEKWANE AND THE SOUND BROTHERS - Ka Thlahetswe Ke Mehlolo (1983)

Muziwakithi/GRC, MZK607
Producer: Banzi Kubheka
Engineer: Keith Forsyth


Pre-bubblegum Sotho soul heavily influenced by the late 70s Sotho soul king Mpharanyana and his backing band The Cannibals (who went on to become Stimela), with a distinctive mbaqanga groove usually reserved for Zulu lyricists. The title (more correctly 'Ke hlahetswe ke mehlolo') means something like 'I have experienced spells of bad luck'. Produced by Banzi Kubheka (Banjo, Vibe Talk).