Various Artists - Spirit of Malombo: Malombo, Jabula, Jazz Afrika 1966-1984

Spirit of Malombo: Malombo, Jabula, Jazz Afrika 1966-1984

Various Artists

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Double Album 25 tracks 11.99 Out of stock.
12" Vinyl Double Album 17 tracks 17.99 Out of stock.
Download Double Album (wav) 25 tracks 8.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.79

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Various Artists - Spirit of Malombo: Malombo, Jabula, Jazz Afrika 1966-1984



Limited 180g Vinyl edition (only in the STRUT Store)

Following the label’s acclaimed ‘Next Stop Soweto’ compilation series, Strut returns to the rich music heritage of South Africa for another landmark compilation celebrating the influential and heavily political music of drummer Julian Bahula since the mid-‘60s with the Malombo Jazz Makers, Jabula and Jazz Afrika bands.
Bahula’s first group was the Malombo Jazzmen, led by guitarist Philip Tabane with flautist Abbey Cindi and they broke the mould, introducing indigenous malombo drums alongside guitar and flute to create a strong new cultural jazz fusion. In 1964, the group took the Castle Lager jazz festival by storm, South Africa’s biggest annual jazz event.
Within a year, Bahula and Cindi had parted company with Tabane, and guitarist Lucky Ranku had come on board to form the Malombo Jazz Makers. By the end of the 1960s, they had established themselves as South Africa’s foremost afro-centric jazz group. In 1971, they made a clandestine tour of South Africa with Steve Biko and TECON (Theatre Council of Natal) Players, using music and theatre to promote black awareness and identity as part of Biko’s Black Consciousness message.
As the pressure of apartheid started to bear down on them, Julian Bahula escaped to political exile in the UK. He settled in London in February 1973 following a tour with white afro-rock band Hawk. Joined by Lucky Ranku shortly afterwards, Bahula formed a new afro super-group, Jabula, through which malombo music was transformed into a vehicle that could take a powerful political message from South Africa to audiences in Europe and across the world. The band worked closely and selflessly with the exiled ANC, the Anti-Apartheid Movement and other anti-apartheid organisations to help spread political awareness. Bahula and his wife Liza also started London’s first regular night to promote live African music at London’s 100 Club during the ‘80s. In ’83, they set up the first concert in the UK to raise awareness for Nelson Mandela, ‘African Sounds’, an event that helped to kick- start the international pressure that would lead to Mandela’s release in 1990. The Specials’ Jerry Dammers was there and was inspired by Jabula’s track ‘Mandela’ to write the huge hit for The Special AKA, ‘Nelson Mandela’.
‘Spirit Of Malombo’ documents Bahula’s incredible musical journey from 1966 to 1984 for the first time. Package includes rare photos, poster artwork and memorabilia with extensive sleeve notes from author Francis Gooding. The cover features a still from leading South African photographer, Ernest Cole.

Tracklisting

CD Double Album (STRUT119CD)
  1. Malombo Jazz Makers Plus 2 - Bahula Dithabeng
  2. Malombo Jazz Men - Abie's Mood
  3. Malombo Jazz Makers - Hleziphi
  4. Malombo - Malombo Workshop
  5. Malombo Jazz Makers - Matshenyogo
  6. Malombo Jazz Makers - Bababelo
  7. Malombo - Bird Meets Elephant
  8. Malombo Jazz Makers - Abbey's Body
  9. Malombo Jazz Makers Plus 2 - Away From Malombo's
  10. Malombo Jazz Makers - Jikeleza
  11. Malombo Jazz Makers - Sefuralomg
  12. Malombo Jazz Makers - Sibathathu
  13. Jabula - Sorrows (extract)
  14. Jabula - Let Us Be Free
  15. Jabula - Thunder Into Our Hearts
  16. Jabula - Journey to Africa
  17. Jabula - Mathome
  18. Jabula - All for One
  19. Julian Bahula's Jazz Afrika - Woza Cindi
  20. Jabula - Siakala
  21. Julian Bahula's Jazz Afrika - Tlhompho
  22. Jabula - Jabula Happiness
  23. Jabula - Ithumeleng Ba Mamelodi
  24. Jabula - Bolotkwa
  25. Julian Bahula - Heita Cindi
12" Vinyl Double Album (STRUT119LP)
  1. Malombo Jazz Makers Plus 2 - Bahula Dithabeng
  2. Malombo - Bird Meets Elephant
  3. Malombo Jazz Makers - Hleziphi
  4. Malombo Jazz Men - Abie's Mood
  5. Malombo Jazz Makers - Matshenyogo
  6. Malombo Jazz Makers - Sibathathu
  7. Malombo Jazz Makers - Sefuralomg
  8. Malombo - Mama *
  9. Malombo Jazz Makers - Abbey's Body
  10. Malombo Jazz Makers - Jikeleza
  11. Jabula - Let Us Be Free
  12. Jabula - Thunder Into Our Hearts
  13. Jabula - Journey to Africa
  14. Jabula - Mathome
  15. Jabula - All for One
  16. Julian Bahula's Jazz Afrika - Woza Cindi
  17. Jabula - Ithumeleng Ba Mamelodi
Download Double Album (STRUT119D)
  1. Malombo Jazz Makers Plus 2 - Bahula Dithabeng
  2. Malombo Jazz Men - Abie's Mood
  3. Malombo Jazz Makers - Hleziphi
  4. Malombo - Malombo Workshop
  5. Malombo Jazz Makers - Matshenyogo
  6. Malombo Jazz Makers - Bababelo
  7. Malombo - Bird Meets Elephant
  8. Malombo Jazz Makers - Abbey's Body
  9. Malombo Jazz Makers Plus 2 - Away From Malombo's
  10. Malombo Jazz Makers - Jikeleza
  11. Malombo Jazz Makers - Sefuralomg
  12. Malombo Jazz Makers - Sibathathu
  13. Jabula - Sorrows (extract)
  14. Jabula - Let Us Be Free
  15. Jabula - Thunder Into Our Hearts
  16. Jabula - Journey to Africa
  17. Jabula - Mathome
  18. Jabula - All for One
  19. Julian Bahula's Jazz Afrika - Woza Cindi
  20. Jabula - Siakala
  21. Julian Bahula's Jazz Afrika - Tlhompho
  22. Jabula - Jabula Happiness
  23. Jabula - Ithumeleng Ba Mamelodi
  24. Jabula - Bolotkwa
  25. Julian Bahula - Heita Cindi

mp3 downloads

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Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Bahula Dithabeng N/A N/A
2 Abie's Mood N/A N/A
3 Hleziphi N/A N/A
4 Malombo Workshop N/A N/A
5 Matshenyogo N/A N/A
6 Bababelo N/A N/A
7 Bird Meets Elephant N/A N/A
8 Abbey's Body N/A N/A
9 Away From Malombo's N/A N/A
10 Jikeleza N/A N/A
11 Sefuralomg N/A N/A
12 Sibathathu N/A N/A
13 Sorrows (extract) N/A N/A
14 Let Us Be Free N/A N/A
15 Thunder Into Our Hearts N/A N/A
16 Journey to Africa N/A N/A
17 Mathome N/A N/A
18 All for One N/A N/A
19 Woza Cindi N/A N/A
20 Siakala N/A N/A
21 Tlhompho N/A N/A
22 Jabula Happiness N/A N/A
23 Ithumeleng Ba Mamelodi N/A N/A
24 Bolotkwa N/A N/A
25 Heita Cindi N/A N/A
Entire Download Double Album (25 tracks) N/A N/A
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Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Bahula Dithabeng £0.99
2 Abie's Mood £0.99
3 Hleziphi £0.99
4 Malombo Workshop £0.99
5 Matshenyogo £0.99
6 Bababelo £0.99
7 Bird Meets Elephant £0.99
8 Abbey's Body £0.99
9 Away From Malombo's £0.99
10 Jikeleza £0.99
11 Sefuralomg £0.99
12 Sibathathu £0.99
13 Sorrows (extract) £0.99
14 Let Us Be Free £0.99
15 Thunder Into Our Hearts £0.99
16 Journey to Africa £0.99
17 Mathome £0.99
18 All for One N/A N/A
19 Woza Cindi £0.99
20 Siakala £0.99
21 Tlhompho £0.99
22 Jabula Happiness £0.99
23 Ithumeleng Ba Mamelodi £0.99
24 Bolotkwa £0.99
25 Heita Cindi £0.99
Entire WAV Download Double Album (25 tracks) £8.99