SF05 // XOLISO - Shingwanyana | SEPTEMBER 2019


Hen’s tooth Afrocentric psych outlier from 1974 via the northeast fringe of Pretoria, South Africa. Building on the influence of acclaimed avant-gardists Malombo, Xoliso pushed Mamelodi's nascent Afro-Jazz sound into the domain of Electric Tribal Rock and laced it with vocal chants, brittle fuzz, trippy flute and organ psychedelics. File between Assegai and Batsumi and in reach of the Beaters and Kabasa. Fully licensed 2019 vinyl reissue sees the album back in print for the first time in 45 years. Carefully restored from analog master tapes with beautifully reproduced original artwork.

Composed & Performed by Xoliso (Peace Makers)
Vocals & Percussion - Abraham Tjatja Boikanyo
Flute - Alpheus Koloti
Bass - Gilbert Mathopa
Lead Guitar - Percy Monare
Drums - Johnny Motuba
Keyboard - Abel Bobby Nkambule
Produced by C.B. Matiwane
Reissue Partners: Tjatja (RIP), Alpheus & Bobby
Special Thanks: Chris Albertyn, Vusi Hlatywayo & Jason Connoy