Saturday, September 14, 2013
Announcing Penny Penny "Shaka Bundu" (ATFA008), Out November 12
Those of you who've been following Awesome Tapes From Africa the blog and/or DJ sets might be aware of my nagging obsession with South African singer and mid-school Tsonga disco [Shangaan disco] superstar Penny Penny. Thanks to Wills and Tshepong, longtime friends who hooked me up with his classic debut tape from 1994, I have been listening to and loving this recording for years now.
It took a bit of time to track down the busy politician, humanitarian and stadium-filling musician, but with the help and encouragement from Penny and his brilliant producer Joe Shirimani (who is a huge deal himself in the Tsonga music world), Shaka Bundu will be coming out on Awesome Tapes From Africa on November 12 worldwide on LP/CD/MP3/C60.
Do a little dance to the first single from this groundbreaking and inspiring piece of post-Apartheid South Africa pop history.