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Wednesday 20 July 2022

Mister Joe

For the last few weeks we've been going back to our roots and revisiting the Tsonga Disco scene. Today is the last instalment so it is fitting that it features the man known (although possibly just to me) as the Shangaan Svengali.

Joe's main contribution to the Tsonga scene has been as a producer. He discovered Penny Penny, who in Kris Kristofferson style was working as a janitor in his production studio, and later on Benny Mayengani (before Benny got too big for his boots). He has worked frequently with the likes of General Muzka, the Queen of Tsonga Disco Esta M, and many more. 

As well as being a producer Joe has made some great records in his own right over the last 30 years and is still going strong I'm glad to say. Here are just a couple of the many tracks I could have chosen.

"Se Nivuyile" - Joe Shirimani

"Zulu Nghwane" - Joe Shirimani Na Vana Va Ndoda


  1. Listening the first track is really helping get through some tedious work!

    1. .........but track 2 has slightly slowed my productivity

    2. Because its too entertaining or not entertaining enough?