January '17

Hola majita! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...

This month we bring you classic grooves by the likes of OZIAS and RUSH, as well as Congolese star JOHNNY BOKELO ISENGE and plenty more.

To purchase still-sealed copies of these and other albums, email djokapi[at]gmail.com!

JOSEPH DEE - Lover's Wedding (1989)

Tusk TUSB3010
Producer: Joseph Dumako
Engineer: Lee 'Finger' Short
Recorded at: RPM Studios

 

Kroonstad-born Joseph Dumako was a prominent gospel composer and producer in the mid to late-80s, working with the Holy Spirits Choir and the Forever Mass Choir, among others. As a solo artist, he used the name Joseph Dee. Freaky kiddy-fiddler cover art aside, the best thing about this album is the synthesized take on our national anthem, then still a symbol of the struggle against apartheid.