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my wish is that South Africans never give up belief in goodness -Nelson Mandela

April 24, 2015

stamps South Africa 2015

my wish is that South Africans never give up belief in goodness -Nelson Mandela

zuma as zulu warriorJoseph Marais + Miranda -The Zulu Warrior

see also xenophobiasouthafrica by Khadija Patel and Azad Essa

 

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Machanic Manyeruke And The Puritans -Zimbabwe Gospel

April 17, 2015

Machanic Manyeruke And The Puritans pic -bewerkt

it doesn’t take much to make great music; a guitar, a synth and above all powerful voices praising the greatness of God…that is exactly that is on offer on this remarkable record coming out of Zimbabwe. Recorded in Harare and produced by Bothwell Nyamhondera. File under Gospel.

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Machanic Manyeruke label A

Machanic Manyeruke label B

Machanic Manyeruke And The Puritans (Cook 025)

Released in 1989 by Gramma Records/Cooking Vinyl London UK

buy the album on Discogs

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Percy Sledge in South Africa 1970

April 14, 2015

Soul Safari:

RIP Percy Sledge (1941-2015)

Percy Sledge opened on Friday, May 29th 1970 at the Luxurama Theatre, Cape Town to stay for a long series of concerts and tours. See also https://soulsafari.wordpress.com/2009/11/20/percy-sledge-live-in-south-africa/

Originally posted on Soul Safari:

Percy Sledge -introduction, ‘Cover Me’ + ‘Knock on Wood’

The Luxurama Theatre, Cape Town, darkened, there was a momentary hush, then the audience exploded in a deafening roar as Percy Sledge walked on stage. Everyone of the 1300 seats was filled, people were sitting in the aisles and the happy audience screamed and cried, shouted and stamped, clapped and cheered for the King of Soul was here in South Africa at last!

‘Don’t leave Percy’ they cried. ‘Stay here in South Africa with us!’

Percy Sledge -I got to get a message to you

The live-recording of this show, at The Luxurama, Cape Town, has captured many exciting moments  with songs like ‘My Special Prayer’  and Percy’s first time singing of  a Beegees composition  ‘I got get a message to you’. The crowd loved the message

In South Africa (At the Luxurama) – ATC 9257

My special prayer / cover me…

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Play of the day – Stargo-Man boogie/disco South Africa 1989

March 27, 2015

Each week during the month of March Soul Safari presents a selection of  exquisite South African boogie/disco rarities. Final selection for March is this rare promo by South African singer Stargo-Man with 2 boogie/disco sides from  1989

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stargo-man s'khumba label gecomp + watermark

stargo-man -dont give up label gecomp + watermark

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Play of the day -Danny Mashinini – 2 rare unreleased boogie/disco tracks

March 16, 2015

Danny Mashinini Georgina LP

Danny Mashinini is best known for his album “Georgina” released in 1989. Today’s post features a rare white label promo by the South African singer with two exciting sides of boogie/disco. Not sure if these tracks were ever released or commercially available.

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Play of the day -Tata -Afro Breakdance -electro/boogie 1985

March 9, 2015

Each week during the month of March Soul Safari presents a selection of  exquisite South African boogie/disco rarities. Here is the much sought after 12″ from 1985

Tata -Afro Breakdance

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Tata -Afro Breakdance/It’s A Mess -Hot Stuff Records 1985 South Africa

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Play of the day -Eric D -Slowdown/Nothing For Nothing -boogie/disco 1988

March 2, 2015

Each week during the month of March Soul Safari presents a selection of  exquisite South African boogie/disco rarities.

This week starts with a few tracks by Eric D from his album “Slow Down” originally released in 1988.

Eric D Slow Down LP

Eric D Slowdown/Nothing For Nothing -Sounds of Soweto SOS 2 -South Africa 1988

Eric D -Slow Down watermark

Eric D -Nothing For Nothing watermark

Backing Vocals – Mandisa Dianga, Marilyn Nokwe, Sipho Nkumalo, Thandi Seoka, Wake Mahlobo

Composed By – B. Bophela, T. Sothole
Guitar – Themba Mtshali
Keyboards – Barney Bophela
Producer – B. Bophela, T. Sothole
Saxophone – Mandla Masuku

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