West Nkosi

Rhythm of Healing

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Nkosi started life as a luminary of the wonderful 1950s penny-whistle kwela sound, and was a creator of sax jive and the hard mbaqanga sound. This 1990 recording shows him in massive form, mostly on sax but also on penny whistle, backed by a bunch of equally talented colleagues in a nifty display of classic township jive -- one of Africa's very rare instrumental idioms.

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