British Library Sound Archive: South African Gumboot Music

London, 31.03.19

Curators from the British Library's world & traditional music collection have compiled a programme around the theme of Gumboot music from South Africa, to mark the 25th year since the country's first democratic elections on 27th April 1994.

Tracklist

  • NKOSI SIKELEL’ IAFRIKA
    Sol Plaatje (1876-1932) With Piano Accompaniment By Sylvia Colenso
  • TRAIN
    Rishile Gumboot Dancers Of Soweto
  • SIYALWA (SONG DURING BATTLE)
    City Deep Natives With Timbila
  • GUMBOOT DANCE
    Bhaca Men
  • MBUBE
    Solomon Linda And Original Evening Birds
  • ISICATULA
    Musicians Lead By Jerry Mpelho
  • CLICK SONG / QONGQOTHWANE
    Miriam Makeba
  • GUMBOOTS (From King Kong)
    Arranged By Todd Matshikiza, Performed By The West End Original Cast Of King Kong
  • MASHU SHOSHOLA
    Concertina And Voice By Bongani Mambazo, Recorded By Kevin Volans
  • GUMBOOTS (From Graceland)
    Boyoyo Boys With Lulu Masilela, Jonhjon Mkhalali And Paul Simon
  • GUMBOOTS (From Cry Freedom)
    Dancers Led By Josh Makhene
  • IBHANOYI (Aeroplane)
    Guitar And Voice By Blanket Mkhize
  • GUITAR SOLO
    Manothisa Nene (Albert)
  • THANDAZA
    President’s Award Gumboot Dancers
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