RUNNING BACK
artist:OBED NGOBENI AND THE KURHULA SISTERS
title:

TA DUMA

label:AFROSYNTH (ZA)

2,140ĪŖ


A1. Ta Duma (12°… Version)
A2. Ta Duma (Album Version)
B1. Ta Duma (12°… Instrumental)
B2. Xikhobva

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Obed Ngobeni and his backing singers the Kurhula Sisters were among the originators of Shangaan Disco, a genre that helped shape South Africa°«s °∆bubblegum°« sound of the 80s. The group emerged in 1983 with 'Kuhluvukile Ka Zete', a hit that later gained international recognition as °∆Kazet°«. In 1984 Ngobeni followed this with the album Gazankulu, which included the irresistably catchy °∆Ta Duma°«, pioneering in its fusion of traditional and electronic - a sign of things to come. Heads Music boss Emil Dean Zoghby also cooked up a disco version of the track with producer Peter Moticoe and engineer Phil Audoire for release as a 12°… (with a dub, of course), replacing the original version°«s guitars with another layer of stinging synths and a proto-house beat to drive the song°«s emphatic call-and-response chorus. Ta Duma, the latest release on DJ Okapi°«s Afrosynth Records, brings together all three versions of this massive track for the first time - a tribute to the roots of bubblegum. On the B-side, °∆Xikhobva°« offers a more traditional bass and guitar-driven groove over simmering drums. This one's hard (tip!)

1. Ta Duma (12°… Version)


2. Ta Duma (Album Version)


3. Ta Duma (12°… Instrumental)


4. Xikhobva

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