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Machanic Manyeruke and the Puritans
Machanic Manyeruke & the Purit
Machanic Manyeruke and the Puritans
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Machanic Manyeruke & the Purit
Title: Machanic Manyeruke and the Puritans
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Flying Fish Records
Release Date: 9/29/1992
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Africa, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 018964055325, 018964055349

CD Reviews

Joyful Zimbabwean songs & smiling guitar
Zordano | 10/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very strong set from Mechanic Manyeruke, leader of Zimbabwean gospel group `The Puritans'. They developed an international following at the height of their popularity in the late 80s to mid 90s through tours in Europe and the US.

Manyeruke writes and performs the melodic, dancing, sunny songs and The Puritans support with celebratory, joyful backing vocals.

The lyrics are in Bantu and Mechanic's vocals are gentle, earnest and spirited. He supports with irresistible guitar work - typical of much African guitar, he concentrates on high trebly triads to produce a happy, delightful, lightly attacking, rhythmical sound.

If you like African music, especially for its distinctive guitar sounds, this comes strongly recommended.

[A bonus is that the Bantu lyrics spare us from all the facile drivel about 'the Lord Jesus', 'God', 'Christ' and other such brain-washed mind-loops of gibberish]."
Solo electric guitar and vocals
ingonyama | Berkeley, CA USA | 04/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't have the CD--I have a Zimbabwean cassette that someone brought back for me in 1993. I first heard MM on the BBC in 1991 and was determined to get hold of his music... As other reviewers say, this is joyful, inspirational music whether you understand Shona or not. The combination of electric guitar and vocals is absolutely gorgeous."
The best of mechanic manyeruke
edwin rance | basildon,england,uk | 12/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this is the best album ever released by mechanic and i like it cause it tells a story and reminds me of a lot of things we face in life and that the lord is great"