Freedom Countdown

Produced by Sipho Gumede in late 1993, this album was the first production for B&W MUSIC (M.E.L.T. 2000) to come out of the folk or jive roots of the Zulu capital of Durban. For Madala Kunene this album became his springboard into the club scene with a remix of Ubombo by Bristol based production team Smith & Mighty released in 1995 on the epic album Music With No Name Vol. 1.
Mandla Masuku has built his popularity in South Africa through his distinctive township Jive and brought him a wide audience aside from his collaborations with many other musicians, he is a strong front man in his own right.
Barney Bophela crosses both traditional and African Pop. on this compilation you can hear Sipho Gumede's influence with Barney playing into his own kind of American Jazz Fusion that retains a South African flavour.

  1. Artist:Madala Kunene
    Track Name:Amasi feat. Mabi Gabriel Thobejane
    Engineer:Peter Thwaites
    Producer:Sipho Gumede
    Executive Producer:Robert Trunz

  2. Artist: Barney Bophela
    Track Name:Dla La Mfana
    Engineer:Peter Thwaites
    Producer:Sipho Gumede
    Executive Producer:Robert Trunz

  3. Artist:Barney Bophela
    Track Name:Mabusi
    Engineer:Peter Thwaites
    Producer:Sipho Gumede
    Executive Producer:Robert Trunz

  4. Artist:Madala Kunene
    Track Name:Martha Gotta Free feat Mabi Gabriel Thobejane
    Engineer:Peter Thwaites
    Producer:Sipho Gumede
    Executive Producer:Robert Trunz

  5. Artist:Madala Kunene
    Track Name:Ubombo feat Mabi Gabriel Thobejane
    Engineer:Peter Thwiates
    Producer:Sipho Gumede
    Executive Producer:Robert Trunz

  6. Artist:Barney Bophela
    Track Name:Sangoma
    Engineer:Peter Thwaites
    Producer:Sipho Gumede
    Executive Producer:Robert Trunz

  7. Artist:Barney Bophela
    Track Name:Zakhele
    Engineer:Peter Thwaites
    Producer:Sipho Gumede
    Executive Producer:Robert Trunz

  8. Artist:Mandla Masuku
    Track Name:What's Your Name Girl
    Engineer:Peter Thwiates
    Producer:Sipho Gumede
    Executive Producer:Robert Trunz

  9. Artist:Mandla Masuku
    Track Name:Welcome Home
    Engineer:Peter Thwaites
    Producer:Sipho Gumede
    Executive Producer:Robert Trunz

  10. Artist:Mandla Masuku
    Track Name:Get Together Jive feat. Madala Kunene, Barney Bophela
    Engineer:Peter Thwaites
    Producer:Sipho Gumede
    Executive Producer:Robert Trunz
Madalaline
1996-11-25
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