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This week's Killer Classic 'From the Vault'

Koos Kombuis
Legendary singer songwriter maps the moment he morphed from Andre Letoit into mythical alternative Afrikaans troubadour Koos Kombuis on this classic Voelvry-era acoustic ballad off his excellent debut, 'Niemandsland & Beyond!'
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Die Heuwels Fantasties
Hip indie dance rock combo celebrate Heritage Day (aka Braai Day) by hooking up with heavyweight hip-hop players HHP and JR, and the Grammy winning Soweto Gospel Choir. It's a contagiously fun colab with Die Heuwels' Pierre Greeff singing in English, HHP and JR keeping it reall and the Soweto Gospel Choir adding their soaring African harmonies: "So it's a fly day. We call it a braai day...."
Download: Our Heritage (right click; choose 'Save As'. Be patient, this song is worth it).

The Shamonix
Crazy Gauteng retro-punks fire off this deliciously tongue-in-cheeky, one-and-a-half chord 'schlock rocker' off their debut album, 'Songs Written Whilst Sitting'. Recommended for listeners with a sense of humour.
Listen/Download: Satanic Lesbians

Traditional Maskanda guitar rhythms, astounding vocal interplay, jazzy brass solos and delicate North African timbres come together in this Afrobeat gem off Skipper Shabalala (vocals and guitars) , Andile Nqubezelo (drums), Msizi "Chunky" Mashiyane (guitar), and Bheki Masina's (bass) second album 'Bayakhuluma'.
Listen/Download: Sibali

Thys Nywerheid
Afrikaans electro rock pioneers Dawid Kahts (guitars, vocals and production) and Jamie Sharpe (turntables) give Bernoldus Niemand's seminal Alternative Afrikaans anthem about Pretoria an extreme makeover. Off their debut album 'Husse Met Lang Messe'.
Listen/Download: Snor City

Mann Friday
Ever wonder where the Zimbabwean folk-rock favourites got their groove on before making it in London? Tune into this poetic tale of modern life off their album, 'Apple Source' (previously released as 'The Orchard').
Listen/Download: Disappearing

Download a classic Koos Kombuis ballad, a killer new braai day colab, fabulous Afro fusion, 'satanic' retro punk, Zimbabwean folk rock, and more.
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