For the third and final installment of their critically acclaimed Next Stop… Soweto series, the good folks over at Strut records have decided to focus in on the South Africa’s rich, (but vastly under-recognized) history of jazz and be bop. Volume 3 concentrates on the tunes that survived the radio restrictions and police clampdowns of Apartheid, and, certainly, if these tracks were strong enough to survive cultural repression they can make it through the ringer of your tape deck.
Here’s a preview from the collection. Below, listen to “Joy” by Spirits Rejoice.
The kind folks over at Strut are also giving away a track for free. DownloadDennis Mpale's "Orlando," a tribute to his township in South Africa. Next Stop... Soweto Vol. 3 is in stores now. Above, watch the preview trailer featuring some amazing album art.