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!

JAZINO - Sibharara (1990)

Roi/Music Team, ETL5024
Producer: Heavu Mazibuko
Engineer: Graham Handley

Uptempo pre-kwaito grooves by one Jazino Maribatsi and his female backing singers The Golden Tones. Produced by Heavy Mazibuko, who that year also produced the similarly styled Mashedo. Following the influence of Chicco and others, the album shows how by the end of the 80s most American influences had been shed in favour of homegrown grooves and vernacular lyrics.