August '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.

SOWETO YOUTH BAND - Buya Africa (1990)

Music Team/Roi/Superbeat, ETL5025
Producer: Kelly Ndlovu
Engineer: David Moloele


Besides the better-known Hey Kids Wozala, the Kelly Ndlovu-led Soweto Youth Band put out another album in the same year of 1990, Buya Africa. Ndlovu composed, arranged and produced all six tracks on the album, which offer more synth-heavy instrumental grooves, along the lines of the similarly named African Youth Band, with plenty of flute sounds and midtempo drum programming. Ndlovu was also behind the all-girl group Sweet Desire.


Mint copies of this album are for sale here.