one post a day for the remainder of 2017 featuring a selection of some of my best finds of African music last year…not necessary brand new releases. Mostly vintage records found during my travels all over the world.

Best African music finds 2017 # 6

ABAFANA BASEQHUDENI -Umdumo (‘Mighty Thunder’)

Gumba Gumba BL 89 1976 South Africa

abafana baseqhudeni -umdumo cover watermarked

Abafana Baseqhudeni is a male mbaqanga group formed in 1975 by members of the Mahothella Queens and Space Queens. Umdumo (‘Mighty Thunder’) was produced by West Nkosi and Marks Mankwana and became their biggest album in 1976.

abafana baseqhudeni -umdumo label watermarked

Abafana Baseqhudeni -Biyela Wami

Abafana Baseqhudeni -Bayajabula Bonke

Abafana Baseqhudeni -Dabula Amazwe

Abafana Baseqhudeni -Isihlahla

Abafana Baseqhudeni -Mabuyemendweni

Abafana Baseqhudeni -Hambizwe

See also

14 Mbaqanga gems in da Yuletide Mix 2011

Soul Brothers & Sisters -Township Soul & Boogie vol 7; Mbaqanga

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