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!

MAVIS MASEKO - Bayehla Bayenyuka (1989)

Nu Beat/World Of Music, NUB5008
Producers: D. Ngubeni & R. Mvelase
Engineer: Neville 'Jack D' Holmes
Recorded at: Wellington Road Digitial Studios


Mavis Maseko fronted the legendary soul band The Movers on the 1978 album Amabungu. She re-emerged over a decade later with this solo album of slick Afro-pop. Featuring Dumisani Ngubeni (Brenda & The Big Dudes, Debs Fraser, etc) and Rogers Mvelase (Mordillo, Small) on keyboards and sax man Teaspoon Ndelu. "Let's stick to our African beat and sounds, because music is the only weapon of the future".