Various Artists - Next Stop Soweto 4: Zulu Rock, Afro-Disco & Mbaqanga 1975-1985

Next Stop Soweto 4: Zulu Rock, Afro-Disco & Mbaqanga 1975-1985

Various Artists

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Double Album 13 tracks 16.99 Out of stock.
CD Double Album 15 tracks 9.99
Download Album (mp3) 15 tracks 7.99
Download Album (wav) 15 tracks 7.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.79

Description

Various Artists - Next Stop Soweto 4: Zulu Rock, Afro-Disco & Mbaqanga 1975-1985

The Double Vinyl comes on heavy weight 180g vinyl.



Strut continue their acclaimed ’Next Stop Soweto’ series as they return to the rich archives of South African music to spotlight the fertile era of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Tightly controlled by oppressive Apartheid laws, South Africa’s music scene had nevertheless progressed into myriad new directions, embracing funk, soul, rock and disco.

The era marked a crossroads for the country’s black musicians. While domestic stars of mbaqanga like Mahotella Queens had temporarily disbanded during the onslaught of disco, younger artists like T.Y. Boys and Elias Maluleke embraced and progressed the style in new ways, adding punk and disco touches to the familiar bassline swing.

For all South African musicians during this time, it was a considerable struggle to operate. Following the Soweto Uprising in ’76, bands would play live shows despite live performance restrictions with freedom of gathering strictly curtailed and curfews imposed. The Radio Bantu group of stations were among the few media outlets for black musicians to get their music heard. For most, music was no way to make a living and many musicians were forced to hold down other jobs.

Despite the harsh conditions, the period documented in ’Next Stop Soweto 4’ was a hugely important one for South African music, setting the stage for the ’world music’ explosion of the 1980s when South African artists like the reformed Mahotella Queens, Hugh Masekela and Ladysmith Black Mambazo would find a global crossover audience and Western artists like Malcolm McLaren and Paul Simon with his infamous ’Graceland’ project would embrace the sounds of the townships. As with all previous volumes, ’Next Stop Soweto 4’ is compiled by Duncan Brooker. It will be released on 1CD, 2LP and digital formats with physical formats featuring sleeve notes by author Francis Gooding along with artist interviews, rare photos and sleeve artwork.

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Double Album (STRUT121LP)
  1. Kabasa - Unga Pfula A Chi Pfalo
  2. Elias Maluleke - Khombo Ranga
  3. The Actions - Kokro-Ko (Hide and Seek)
  4. T.Y. Boys - Lekopokopo Single Moqashoa
  5. Almon Memela - The Things We Do In Soweto
  6. The Movers - Soweto Disco
  7. Abafana Bama Soul - Masisizwane
  8. Xoliso - Manano
  9. Damara - Mmamakhabtha
  10. Margaret Singane - Ubukhwele
  11. Isaac - Get Down
  12. Marumo - Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae?
  13. The Drive - Ain’t Sittin’ Down Doin’ Nothing
CD Double Album (STRUT121CD)
  1. Kabasa - Unga Pfula A Chi Pfalo
  2. Elias Maluleke - Khombo Ranga
  3. The Actions - Kokro-Ko (Hide and Seek)
  4. Almon Memela - The Things We Do In Soweto
  5. Marumo - Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae?
  6. T.Y. Boys - Lekopokopo Single Moqashoa
  7. Saitana - 1,2,3
  8. The Movers - Soweto Disco
  9. Abafana Bama Soul - Masisizwane
  10. Xoliso - Manano
  11. Damara - Mmamakhabtha
  12. Margaret Singane - Ubukhwele
  13. Harari - Give
  14. Isaac - Get Down
  15. The Drive - Ain’t Sittin’ Down Doin’ Nothing
Download Album (STRUT121D)
  1. Kabasa - Unga Pfula A Chi Pfalo
  2. Elias Maluleke - Khombo Ranga
  3. The Actions - Kokro-Ko (Hide and Seek)
  4. Almon Memela - The Things We Do In Soweto
  5. Marumo - Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae?
  6. T.Y. Boys - Lekopokopo Single Moqashoa
  7. Saitana - 1,2,3
  8. The Movers - Soweto Disco
  9. Abafana Bama Soul - Masisizwane
  10. Xoliso - Manano
  11. Damara - Mmamakhabtha
  12. Margaret Singane - Ubukhwele
  13. Harari - Give
  14. Isaac - Get Down
  15. The Drive - Ain’t Sittin’ Down Doin’ Nothing

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Unga Pfula A Chi Pfalo £0.79
2 Khombo Ranga £0.79
3 Kokro-Ko (Hide and Seek) £0.79
4 The Things We Do In Soweto £0.79
5 Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae? £0.79
6 Lekopokopo Single Moqashoa £0.79
7 1,2,3 £0.79
8 Soweto Disco £0.79
9 Masisizwane £0.79
10 Manano £0.79
11 Mmamakhabtha £0.79
12 Ubukhwele £0.79
13 Give £0.79
14 Get Down £0.79
15 Ain’t Sittin’ Down Doin’ Nothing £0.79
Entire MP3 Download Album (15 tracks) £7.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Unga Pfula A Chi Pfalo £0.79
2 Khombo Ranga £0.79
3 Kokro-Ko (Hide and Seek) £0.79
4 The Things We Do In Soweto £0.79
5 Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae? £0.79
6 Lekopokopo Single Moqashoa £0.79
7 1,2,3 £0.79
8 Soweto Disco £0.79
9 Masisizwane £0.79
10 Manano £0.79
11 Mmamakhabtha £0.79
12 Ubukhwele £0.79
13 Give £0.79
14 Get Down £0.79
15 Ain’t Sittin’ Down Doin’ Nothing £0.79
Entire WAV Download Album (15 tracks) £7.99