April '17

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

Coming up we'll be checking out albums by SENYAKA, T-GROUP, TERYLENE, THE RIBBONS, BIBBI, POOSH and PARK STATION.

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'.