Sing to the People

Sing to the People

by Vusi Mahlasela
     
 

In 1992, folksinger, guitarist, and activist Vusi Mahlasela, simply known as "The Voice" in his native South Africa, released an album, When You Come Back, that took him onto the international stage. To celebrate that 20-year anniversary, Vusi assembled his fluid, jazzy band and threw a concert at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg, performing several of hisSee more details below

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In 1992, folksinger, guitarist, and activist Vusi Mahlasela, simply known as "The Voice" in his native South Africa, released an album, When You Come Back, that took him onto the international stage. To celebrate that 20-year anniversary, Vusi assembled his fluid, jazzy band and threw a concert at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg, performing several of his signature songs in front of an enthusiastic and very involved audience, and the whole affair was recorded and has now been released as an album. Well-tracked and full of Vusi's trademark acoustic guitar and soothing, soaring voice, it makes a wonderful introduction to this South African treasure. Among the many highlights are Vusi's magnificent "Say Africa," a lovingly rendered "River Jordan" (which is dedicated to his mother), and the lovely, sad, but still comforting "Loneliness," although every song here has the grace, joy, and dedication that are the cornerstones of Vusi's impressive career.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/08/2013
Label:
Ato Records
UPC:
0880882183424
catalogNumber:
21834
Rank:
16284

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vusi Mahlasela   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Johnny Motuba   Drums
Elway Masango   Bass
Oupa Makhubela   Electric Guitar
Bongi Silinda   Background Vocals
Sarah Mphuthi   Background Vocals
Raymond "Morayks" Mphahlel   Background Vocals
Johannes Mello   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Jabu Khanyile   Composer
Dave Collins   Mastering
Vusi Mahlasela   Composer,Producer
Richard Mitchell   Engineer
David Goldblum   Composer
Jimmy Mojapelo   Composer
Ann Kingston   Cover Photo
Ali Ramabulana   Composer
Themba Nyathi   Composer
Rian Milan   Composer
Peter Morey   Back Cover Photo
Lisa Combrinck   Composer
Junaid Ahmed   Composer

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