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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VIVA - Ooh-chi-ah (1984)

Righttrack, RTS615-12"
Producer: W. Ndlovu
Engineer: W. Ndlovu
Recorded at: Emcee Studios


Probably unrelated to the act of the same name that recorded 'Don't Turn Your Love Away' in Durban in 1985, Viva's 'Ooh-chi-ah' is a long-forgotten disco gem featuring an array of synths and electronic sounds, with lyrics taking a leaf out of Kool & The Gang's book, urging listeners to "Get your back up off the wall".