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2008-11-14 05:48
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

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

Various Artists - Gai! Gomige
Papa Wemba adds a touch of class to this toe-tapping Afrobeat desert blues groove. Off the funky A Hand-Full of Namibians compilation.
Listen: Gai! Gomige

Jacob Israel
Noise glitch guru delivers an impeccably illbient breaks 'n beat mash-up with a distinctly Mother City feel. Off the Moxyland soundtrack, naturally.
Listen: For Old Times Sake

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

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: DNA Strings
Award-winning Afro-celtic instrumentalist share this mellifluous easy listening nugget off their classic Nomad.
Listen: Drowsy Maggie

2: 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)

3: Stefan Dixon
Madiba, Vusi Mahlasela and Johnny Clegg get a shout out in this inspirationally mellow acoustic pop gem off one of SA's most underrated singer-songwriters.
Listen: South Africa

4: Mix N Blend
Thrillingly futuristic inner city breaks 'n beat bricolage courtesy of the African Dope hipsters off off the official Moxyland Soundtrack.
Listen: Beautiful

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: Chameleonic chamber pop, Namibian Afrobeat blues, avant-garde electro, Afrikaans rock, gospel glory and more. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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