Articles tagged mbaqanga

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

Then the brass hits, trumpets double saxes in sforzando swells changing chords on the bar line as the singer talks about "our time."

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Various: Next Stop… Soweto Vol.2

The story of each track is the story of the more direct African-American sounds of funk, groove, soul, and so forth coming up against another kind of music that is alien to them.

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Various Artists: Next Stop… Soweto: Township Sounds from the Golden Age of Mbaqanga

The 20 tracks of this frequently delightful anthology provide further evidence for the importance of the new vinyl archaeology in remembering the African popular past.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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