Saturday, 10 April 2010

Tsonga Disco: Peta's Back

Before we get on to my new supplies of Tsonga Disco, we are going to dip into the archives once again. We have had a request from someone going by the unlikely name of Anonymous for some more selections from the late, great Peta Teanet. I am very happy to oblige.

Those of you unfamiliar with Mr Teanet and his ouevre might want to refer back to an earlier post and my woefully inadequate attempt to summarise his life story. The tracks featured there are still available for listening/downloading, as indeed are all the other Tsonga Disco tracks I have featured (normally I take things down after a month or so but in view of how difficult it is to get hold of any of this stuff outside South Africa I make an exception for Tsonga Disco). I would also encourage you to visit the One World Cyber Music Store where you can get hold of albums by Peta, Penny Penny, Joe Shirimani and a lot more great South African music. The postage is a bit steep but it is worth it.

Enough of the plugs, back to Peta. "Maxaka" (We Are Relatives) was released in 1988 and was the hit that began his eight year reign as the King of Tsonga Disco.

"Maxaka" - Peta Teanet

"Andi Qhelwa" - Peta Teanet

I don't know about the rest of you, but that Tsonga Disco beat just makes me want to dance myself dizzy.

Do you think that is her natural skin tone? And watch out for the hilarious xylophone solo at 2:10.


  1. That pair eating turkey and introducing LG - weren't they in the Queens' Head tonight?

  2. I think you are confusing Peter Powell with Gary Davies. But I do think the singer has a touch of the Mona Lisa about her...

  3. thx for tsonga disco always on the look out for this typo muzik.... gud old days can't stop dancin

  4. I am looking for Shamila( group formed by Peta Teanet) and Emma Teanet.Johannes. my email:

  5. Shamila- u mean everybody is happy, mr economy?I have them

    1. Can you please share some songs from Shamila: email -