The World of MELT

MELT releases a carefully selected choice of new World Music, Jazz and Acoustic recordings from Africa. It features names from the past; Madala Kunene, Bernard Mndaweni, Amampondo and Mabi Thobejane, and new exciting artists; Greg Georgiades, Ashish Joshi, L.A.P. (Live African Percussion), Syd Kitchen & Thongo African Band. MELT 2000 has a vast library of video recordings spanning more than a decade, and this is being transferred and edited for DVD release during the course of 2006/7.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Madala Kunene & Friends

Madala Kunene, from Cato Manor outside Durban, is one of South Africa's most expressive guitarists. Kunzima, from MELT 2000's Acoustic Africa DVD (MZADV002), features Mabi Gabriel Thobejane, who performs with Juno Reactor and is considered to be one of the top drummers in Africa.

The two are also introduced by the Poet of Africa, Zolani Mkiva.

See www.melt.co.za for label info, and www.peakperformances.co.za for booking info.

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