Monday, 2 November 2009

Tsonga Disco: Joe Shirimani

What better way to start the week than with a couple of tunes from the presiding genius of the modern Tsonga Disco scene, Mr Joe Shirimani.

Regular readers will know that Joe is a particular favourite of mine. Like Swamp Dogg, who we featured a week or so back, Joe is a master writer and producer as well as great performer - a Tswamp Dogg if you like (but you probably don't).

Here are a couple of tracks from his 2000 CD "Floods (Mikhukhula)":

"Ke Waka" - Joe Shirimani

"Bantelela" - Joe Shirimani

There are three Joe Shirimani videos on YouTube but I've posted them all here previously so instead here is some disco from the next continent along. From the Bollywood film "Kal Ho Naa Ho" (2003), this is "It's The Time To Disco". At about 1:59 it features the best use of the "Poo! Poo!" sound since Anita Ward's "Ring My Bell".

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