Thursday, 15 April 2010

Chauke Time 2: Conny

Today's Chauke of choice is Conny. Daughter of Thomas - see the previous post - and a member of his backing group The Shinyori Sisters, she is also a prolific solo artist. In fact her tenth and current album, "Magevenga", has been shortlisted for this Saturday's South African Music Awards. She will be going head to head with her old Dad for the Best Tsonga Music Album award. May the best Chauke win.

"Magevenga" is a real family affair, being as it is chock a block with Chaukes. Dad is there, writing and producing, ably assisted by brother Lloyd at the mixing desk. Brother Mikhongelo is on the drums while brother Themba - of whom more in the next post - programmed all the keyboards (of which there are a fair few).

Here are a couple of selections from the album:

"Riphandzu Ra B'Ava" - Conny Chauke

"Nsati Na Mugawula" - Conny Chauke

I have not been able to find any clips of Conny on YouTube so instead here is her distant cousin Chauke Demus. With Pliers (no relation).

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