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|1.||"Bafana Bafana" (4:36)|
|3.||"Via Botswana" (4:14)|
|4.||"Leave Me Alone" (4:08)|
|1.||"Kancane Kancane" (4:41)|
|2.||"Release Me" (4:06)|
|3.||"Zama Zama" (4:19)|
|4.||"Don't Say You Love Me" (4:24)|
As a member of several chart-topping groups and an in-demand producer in his own right, Thami Mdluli was something of a superstar on South Africa's "bubblegum" scene during the 1980s. Yet as the decade progressed, it was for his club-focused instrumentals - released under the Professor Rhythm alias - that he became most celebrated. By the time this album was first released in 1995, he'd helped to develop the now celebrated "Kwaito" style of house-influenced South African dancefloor fusion. Bafana Bafana does contain some distinctive kwaito moments, but for the most part it just sounds like a gloriously South African take on mid 1990s U.S, Italian and British house music. Crucially, it's also superb, like some long lost '90s house album made in Jo'burg, rather than New Jersey.
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