Abashokobezi 1906–2006

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Abashokobezi 1906–2006
Studio album by Bambata
Released 2006
Genre Zulu Maskandi and Afro Jazz[disambiguation needed]
Length 71" 22'
Label Gallo Record Company
Producer Malambule, Jabu Khanyile
Bambata chronology
ukhandampondo (poll tax)
(2002)
Abashokobezi 1906–2006
(2006)

Abashokobezi (1906–2006) is the third and so far final album by the South African music project Bambata, released in 2006, to commemorate the centennial of the Bambatha rebellion of 1906.

This album sees the Bambata music project move more to the direction of a band effort. The key figures on this album are Mzala Zuma, Philangezwi Bongani Nkwanyana, and the new addition to the ranks of Bambata musicians, vocalist Faca Kulu.[1]

Track Listing[1][edit]

1. Voman’ emadlozini (re-arranged by Philangezwi Bongani Nkwanyana, Sipho Sithole)

  • Performed by Philangezwi Bongani Nkwanyana, featuring Phindile Mkhize, King Prophet and Faca Kulu
  • Keyboards: Sipho Ngwane
  • Percussion: Tlale Makhene

2. Abashokobezi (A Tribute to Unsung Heroes 1906–2006) (Sipho Sithole)

  • Performed by Faca Kulu and Philangezwi Bongani Nkwanyana
  • Percussion: Tlale Makhene

3. Emanzini (A Tribute to the King) (Marvin Moses)

  • Featuring Mangethe (Praise Poetry), Tlale Makehne (split voice),
  • Trumpet: Mthandazeni Dumakude
  • Izimpempe (whistles): Malambule

4. Ngicel’ amandla (Philangezwi Bongani Nkwanyana, Sipho Sithole, Jabu Khanyile)

  • Performed by Philangezwi Bongani Nkwanyana, featuring Mzala
  • Percussion: Tlale Makhene

5. Mbali (re-arranged by Mthandeni Mvelase, Henry B Kulu, Sipho Sithole, Jabu Khanyile)

  • Performed by Faca Kulu
  • Percussion: Tlale Makhene

6. Shomi yami (Maxhegwana Johannes Zuma)

  • Performed by Mzala, featuring Philangezwi Bongani Nkwanyana and Faca Kulu
  • Chorus by Philangezwi Bongani Nkwanyana and Faca Kulu

7. Ubhememe (Philangezwi Bongani Nkwanyana)

  • Performed by Philangezwi Bongani Nkwanyana
  • Percussion: Tlale Makhene
  • Flute solo: Kelly Petlane

8. Ishixakaxaka (Maxhegwana Johannes Zuma, Sipho Sithole, Jabu Khanyile)

  • Performed by Mzala, Faca Kulu and Philangezwi Bongani Nkwanyana

9. Ukufa kugehlule (Philangezwi Bongani Nkwanyana)

  • Performed by Philangezwi Bongani Nkwanyana
  • Flute solo: Kelly Petlane

10. Saphel’ isizwe (Henry B Kulu, Jabu Khanyile, Mthandeni Mvelase, Sipho Sithole)

  • Performed by Faca Kulu and Philangezwi Bongani Nkwanyana
  • Percussion: Tlale Makhene
  • Trumpet solo: Madwe Nako

11. Sishiman’ ushela kanjani (Sipho Sithole)

  • Featuring praises by Tshat’ Ugodo, Faca Kulu, Mzala Zuma, Philangezwi Bongani Nkwanyana and Malambule

12. Mshana wami (Maxhegwana Johannes Zuma, Jabu Khanyile)

  • Performed by Mzala Zuma, featuring Faca Kulu

13. Wena we zulu! Bayethe (Trad., arranged by Thembinkosi Zwane)

  • Performed by Mangethe

Musicians[1][edit]

  • Keyboards: Mthandeni Mvelase (except track 2)
  • Bass: Fana Zulu
  • Drums: Isaac ‘Mnca’ Mtshali
  • Brass section (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 10)
    • Kelly Petlane (Soprano sax)
    • Khaya Dlamini (Tenor sax)
    • Madwe Nako (Trumpet)
  • Izimpempe (whistles): Malambule (tracks 3, 4)
  • Background vocals: Deborah Fraser, Khululiwe Sithole, Khanyo Maphumulo (tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12)
  • Extra vocals: Bongani, Faca, Malambule

Production credits[1][edit]

  • Produced by: Malambule (all tracks), Jabu Khanyile (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 10)
  • Additional producing: Mthandeni Mvelase (preproduction, except tracks 2, 3); Marvin Moses (track 3), Nicky Blumenfeld (track 1)
  • Assistant producers: Philangezwi Bongani Nkwanyana and Marvin Moses
  • Executive producer: Malambule
  • Engineer: Marvin Moses
  • Extra Programming: Mthandeni Mvelase (except tracks 2, 3)
  • Other Programming: Sipho Ngwane (track 2)
  • Recorded and mixed at Downtown Studios (studio 2)
  • Mixed at Downtown Studios by Dave Segal
  • Sleeve design: Chevron Creative Consulting
  • Project management: Native Rhythm Productions

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Liner notes for Abashokobezi 1906–2006.