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!

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..."