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!

RUFARO - Guitar Man (1989)

SKR Records, SRH9009
Producer: Dan Ntanzi
Engineers: Phil Audoire & David Moloele
Recorded at: Orange 338

Rufaro (Shona for happiness) was a tight and underrated group along the lines of Harari and Zasha, with rock-inspired guitar grooves making them stand out from the rest. On the follow-up to their 1987 self-titled effort, they parted ways with Sidwell Duda and hired a new producer in Dan Ntanzi (who also worked with David Chanke) to put out six cool tracks, including 'Thutha' and 'Woza Woza'.