MALOZANA- Bayovika Njala (1986)

Quavers / Soltone (EMI)
QUAL(E) 331
Producer: L. Khuzwayo
Engineer: Ferdi Brendgen
Composer: M. Mbatha
Recorded at: Universal Studios

A return to the roots. This "Zulu traditional" album bares little resemblance to the western-oriented pop of the day, relying instead on maskandi's driving bass lines, accordian fills and a chorus of male vocals behind a front man alternating between singing and rapping. Great Azanian tunes that have stood the test of time arguably better than the more commercial stuff. It could've been made ten years earlier than 1986; it could've been made yesterday. very similar albums are still being put out by the likes of Shwi noMtekala, SA's biggest selling Maskandi act of recent times.