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King Kwela
Spokes Mashiyane
King Kwela
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop


CD Details

All Artists: Spokes Mashiyane
Title: King Kwela
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Gallo Records
Release Date: 6/19/2001
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Africa, Jive Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 740042508125

CD Reviews

Irresistibly cheerful music from South Africa
Joe Sixpack -- | Middle America | 05/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bouncy South African pennywhistle, or kwela, music from the leader of the Solven Whistlers, and during the 1950s a frequent collaborator with Miriam Makeba and the Skylarks. Mashiyane pretty much made the pennywhistle a popular sound, and few people could match him for the expressiveness he brought to such a seemingly limited instrument. For an all-instrumental album highlighting a fairly oddball sound, this disc is far more captivating than one might imagine. Recommended!"