Compiled by Duncan Brooker and Francis Gooding, the Next Stop… Soweto series represents one the widest-ranging compilation projects ever undertaken on South African music. Over three volumes, this limited edition box set covers early mbaqange and township jive, through the late-‘60s “Soultown” scene, and the rich jazz happenings of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and beyond. Featuring bands like the Movers and jazz-greats Dudu Pukwana and Early Mabuza, this collection provides a unique snapshot of South Africa’s homegrown music scene under apartheid and the incredible diversity of sounds from the era.
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