Busi Mhlongo - Urban Zulu
Vocal Male / Female

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Urban Zulu (BW2118)

FROM THE DIVA OF AFRO POP
When we first started working on these awesome songs penned by Themba, Spectre and Busi, the style was recognisably traditional maskanda. Over the months of work, the maskanda in this album metamorphosed, deepened, widened and finally has come to represent the contemporary Zulu Nation's truest form of expression, with all the agony, the ecstacy, the pain and sorrow, the trials and ironies of life in the modern South Afrika.
This is the first time maskanda has been expressed by a Zulu woman, and who better than Busi, one of the great voices of Afrika. A truly astonishing performer on the stage and in the studio, her original creativity as expressed here represents a quantum leap in South Afrikan music. This is maskanda for the millennium. Listen and be humbled.
Will Mowat
Adidas have since used We Baba Omncane as the song for their football campaign.

 

Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

1. YEHLISAN'UMOYA MA-AFRIKA
2. YAPHELI'MALI YAMI
3. WE BABA OMNCANE
4. UKUTHULA
5. YISE WABANT'A BAMI
6. UGANGA NGE NGANE
7. NGADLALWA YINDODA
8. NGUYE LO
9. ZITHIN'IZIZWE

d published by M.E.L.T. 2000 publishing Ltd. Except 'Yise Wabant'a Bami', composed by Busi and Lokua Kanza and published by M.E.L.T. 2000 publishing Ltd and Chrysalis Music:'Oxamu' a traditional song, arranged by Busi Mhlongo.