Macheso inspires Abafana Bokuthula

Newly established rhumba wizard kid, Mduduzi Golide, and his band Abafana Bokuthula & the Proud Africans, says Aleck Macheso inspired him to release his debut album.

Mduduzi Golide- looks up to Macheso.
Mduduzi Golide- looks up to Macheso.

Entitled ‘MaAfrica Amahle’ meaning ‘Beautiful Africans’, the albumn is meant to bridge the rhumba music gaps of the 20th and 21st century. “We have been working hard to make sure that Rhumba music is kept alive. Technology is killing everything with new things coming up and youths shunning their roots,” he said

“I appreciate how people like Aleck Macheso and Precious Manyonyoba Nyathi continue pioneering and preserving our roots. This album is a tribute to their hard work which challenges us as youngsters to take over from them.” Recorded at the Nation Studios, the album has sold more than 1000 copies since its release few weeks ago. Other songs featured in the album include Baba Somandla (Our Heavenly Father), Mama (My Mother), AmaBurial Society, Ingculazi (H.I.V-AIDS) and umaDube Wami (My loving wife).

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