Monday, 25 July 2011

Tsonga Time

It has been a while since we had any Tsonga disco up here so we need to put that right. Today we feature our old friend, and Tsonga stalwart, Thomas Chauke. Thomas is accompanied as always by the Shinyori Sisters (a.k.a. Mrs Chauke, Mrs Chauke and Mrs Chauke - he has quite a few wives, our Thomas).

Strictly speaking Thomas is a traditional Tsonga performer, but these days there is very little difference between them and the Tsonga Disco stars, except perhaps the beats per minute.

These two selections are taken from "Ten Great Songs", a 2009 compilation released on EMI South Africa. It would have been slightly more accurate to have called it "Six Great Songs And Four Pretty Good Ones", which is still an impressive strike rate.

"U Ta Dya Yini" - Thomas Chauke & Shinyori Sisters

"Nwa - Marungana" -  Thomas Chauke & Shinyori Sisters

Without the Shinyori Sisters the overall effect would be greatly reduced, and they deserve as much of the credit as Thomas himself. Without wishing to go over the top, I think they are up there with other great female harmony acts like this lot.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    I'm looking for the following artists of old times: Sister H, Vuyelwa vol1 to where it ended, David Simelane, Ernest Shelembe Mpukane, Taso gets dangerous, or dance to northen side, Emma Teanet, Foster Teanet, Girlie Mafura, Amon Nvula, Pensele, Pamela Nkuta, Zamalek part 1 to idk...If u have them in store, I wud buy them all at the same time.