May '17

Hola mpinji! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...

Coming up we'll be checking out albums by TERYLENE, THE RIBBONS, BIBBI, POOSH and more.

SHALOM - U O Me / Dance (1986)

Hot Stuff/CCP, 12HST(P)4054046
Producer: Tata 'TNT' Sibeko
Engineer: Jan Smit
Recorded at: Universal Studios


Fiery, uplifting Afro-rock inspired by the likes of Funky Masike Mohapi and Harari, with powerful vocals and plenty of time for guitar solos. Followed in 1987 by Africanism. 'Dance' is packed full of evil synth solos, while  'U O Me (Oa Nkolota)' contains determinedly uplifting, escapist lyrics:

"Live for today, sing a happy song.
Everybody loves you, you're my pride and joy..."