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!

ANGIE - Fela Ke Yaya (1989)

Leopard/Hit City, LEO(O)119
Producer: RF Gumbi
Engineer: RF Gumbi
Recorded at: Platinum


Angelinah Gumbi aka Ntombi Yomsuthu is the wife of multi-talented Richard Felani Gumbi (Volcano, Sgu, Spirro etc), who produced, arranged, performed and engineered this album and shares songwriting credits on all tracks with Angie, who coyly writes in the liner notes: "To the man in my life, you know who you are and how special you are! This is what we have been promised by you know who."

The album met the wrath of one critic at The Namibian newspaper, however, who on 16 February 1990 claimed that the album "appears to have been produced on a shoestring budget - she was only afforded one musician to play all instruments on the record and the result is bland overdubbing made even less interesting by the singer's flat and lifeless voice which a mediocre backing chore cannot rescue." Not one to let the negative criticism get to her, the duo teamed up again in 1991 for Skatana-Skatana and in 1994 for Xola Nhliziyo.


Mint copies of this album are for sale here