Mittwoch, 8. Dezember 2021

VA - Thunder Before Dawn - The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto Vol. 2

Do you remember "The Indestructible Beat of Soweto vol. 1"? This is the second volume and it's called "Thunder Before Dawn".

Another dose of Zulu Jive, played by several groups and just the thing for today, the final day of the wordlcup.

Part of the series on Earthworks of current urban township-style songs from South Africa, "Thunder Before Dawn" is the second volume, overall a very nice collection of works, predominantly in Zulu, from Soweto. Quite possibly the main highlight of the album is the music from Mahlathini Nezintombi Zomgqashiyo, a South African supergroup comprised of Mahlathini, the quintessential groaner, the Mahotella Queens, and Marks Mankwane's Makgona Tsohle Band. The other nice surprise is the accordion work of Johnson Mkhalali. To find out what's been happening in South Africa as far as music is concerned (before the end of apartheid, that is), this series is key.                


1 Amaswazi Emvelo and Mahlathini - Utshwala begazati
2 Mahlathini Nezintombi Zomgqashiyo - Thuto ke senotlolo
3 Dilika - Amazimuzimu
4 Abafakasi - Wakwami
5 Johnson Mkhalali - Sunsine boots
6 Jozi - Phumani endlini
7 Mahlathini Nezintombi Zomgqashiyo - Kwa volondiya
8 Makgona Tshole Band - Vula bops
9 Amaswazi Emvelo - Jabula mfana
10 Amaswazi Emvelo and Mahlathini - Siwuhambile umhlaba
11 Mahlathini Nezintombi Zomgqashiyo - Ngasebenza ngedwa
12 Malombo - Motshile

Thunder Before Dawn- The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto Vol. 2
(ca. 320 kbps, cover art included)

Thanks to the original uploader!

5 Kommentare:

Feilimid O'Broin hat gesagt…

Each volume of this series is wonderful and the beats are so uplifting. Thank you posting the second volume.

Ice X hat gesagt…

I've loved your wonderful site forever & ever. Due to a hard drive crash, I lost Vol 2 of the Soweto collection. Any possibility of a re-up? Thanks so much.

zero hat gesagt…

Of course. If you are missing other posts, please let me know! All the best!

Ice X hat gesagt…

Thanks for the re-up! I'm always looking to replace my old LPs from decades past. Do you have any old Tom Paxton? Specifically, one or more of his Vanguard albums. Keep up the good work. Glad you provide musically political work like the Tom Robinson Band.

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks for your feedback, all the best!

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