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!

DAVID CHANKE - Xhimovana (1988)

SKR/Priority, SRH9003
Producer: Dan Ntanzi
Engineer: J Vermeulen
Recorded at: Audiotrax 

More obscure bubblegum grooves, split between Shangaan tracks on side 1 and Zulu on side 2 (something seldom permitted by state censors until the late 80s). Stinging synthesizers, upbeat dance rhythms and urgent call-and-response vocals from the ladies make this album yet another long-forgotten winner.