♫♪  S. Piliso & His Super Seven - “Kuya Hanjwa”

From Strut:

With Next Stop Soweto, Strut trace some of the amazing music that often only appeared on short run 45s at the time, including tracks by smaller and lesser known bands that plied their trade under apartheid during the years before the tumultuous Soweto uprising of 1976. Featuring music recorded primarily for the local market, the album takes the listener far beyond the accepted township jive template into fusions with jazz, gospel, rumba, funk and traditional mining songs, all under-pinned by a gritty, uncompromising edge.

Next Stop … Soweto: Township Sounds From The Golden Age of Mbaqanga is due February 2 via Strut. Expect VW’s next album to sound like it.

Next Stop … Soweto: http://www.nextstopsoweto.com
• Strut Records: http://www.strut-records.com

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CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we’ll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.

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