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2008-11-24 17:37
Rus Nerwich
"Come join me under the poetree, you can be free, celebrate in universal harmony, peace, joy and happiness and unity": Madiba, Bob Marley and Martin Luther King get a shout out on this fabulously funky jazzy-soul rap joint off the Mother City sax man's brand new CD, Under the Poetree.
Listen: Under the Poetree

Pops Mohammed
Space is the place on this sublime ambient electro-acoustic soundscape off the Fucha-rist's CD, Healing Sounds From Mother Africa.
Listen: African Eclipse

Etienne Terblanche & Dikazzins
Stellenbosch pairing shatters the rooiwyn rock stereotypes on this heartfelt blues ballad off Die Magtige Dreuning.
Listen: Gewete Sweet

ETC Crew
Fans of De La Soul and Arrested Development are going to groove on this cool funk remix of the Mother City crew's live favourite.
Listen: Re-play

Taxi Violence
Sama-nominated rockers take a dirty blues cruise down the dark side of love's street on this Queens of the Stone Age styled yowl off the Moxyland soundtrack.
Listen: Question X

A breezy slice of femme-fronted folk rock off this versatile CT combo's debut album, A Definition.
Listen: Things Were Meant to Be So

Plus, a classic MP3 bonus
Bob Dylan
Exclusive! The bard is back with a new bootleg. Enjoy this rare folk rock gem off his brand new CD Tell Tale Signs – The Bootleg Series Volume 8.
Listen: Mississippi
This week's Top 5 Downloads
1: Chris Chameleon
The verkleurmannetjie gets moody on this majestic chamber folk ballad about falling in love. Off his collection of previously unrecorded gems, Made Available.
Listen: All of Me

2: Zinkplaat
Fab Afrikaans foursome share this impassioned melodic rock strummer about the poetry in perseverance. Off their new CD, Musiek Uit Die Geraas.
Listen: Gedigte vir Gesigte

3: Adele Kruger
Bored by Britney's pop blasphemy? Tune into this delightfully spiritual shout out to the big guy in the sky. Off her gospel CD, Running Back.
Listen: Alles

4: Aba Khibesizwe Choir
Choral songs seldom sound as sublime as this a cappella gem off Voices from Mother Africa.
Listen: Bue Khaya (Come Back Home)

5: Marimbas From Mother Africa
Classic South African folk song gets a soulful overhaul on this gorgeous rendition off African Cream's superb marimba primer.
Listen: Malaika

Bonus: this month's MP3 streams
Jazzy reggae rubs shoudlers with subversive lounge dub on this deceptively chilled inner city critique off the Mozambican quartet's stunning new CD, Sorry For the Delay.
Listen: Fairy Tales

Mega-selling rockers give us a taste of what to expect from their brand new CD, Black Ice, which gets released on October 20, 2008. Produced by Brendan O' Brian no less!
Listen: Rock n Roll Train

Arno Carstens' dark side? Tun into this extreme electro-goth makeover of Clout's classic, featuring Cindy Alyer.
Listen: Substitute

Dirty Skirts
"Squishy Inside loves the open door!" tease the Skirts on this hand in glove kissed indie-rocker about "coming together on a midnight dance floor". Off their brand new CD, Daddy Don't Disco.
Listen: Wait For Today

The Windrich Brothers give fans of Dave Matthews, Robin Auld and Bright Blue a reason to listen on this killer comeback album.
Listen: Under Blue Skies

In this week's mix: funky Rainbow Nation grooves, Afro-futurist electro, rooiwyn rock renovations, rap remixes, dirty blues cruises, breezy femme-folk and more.

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