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Album Review

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. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music, Rovi


Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

With the death of pennywhistle and alto saxophone player and record producer West Nkosi, in October 1998, from injuries sustained in an auto crash, South Africa lost one its true musical visionaries. While his playing was a major factor in the early-'60s success of Spokes Mashiyane and His All Star Flutes, Nkosi made his greatest impact as a producer. In addition to producing internationally released albums by Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Mahalthini and the Mahotella Queens, he oversaw recordings...
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Rhythm of Healing, West Nkosi
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  • 9,90 €
  • Genres: World, Music, Africa
  • Released: 19 October 1992

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