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Thandiswa - Zabalaza

Thandiswa - Zabalaza

Performer: Thandiswa
Title: Zabalaza
Style: African
Released: 2004
Cat#: ESC 6525-2
Country: US
Label: Escondida Music, Gallo
Size MP3 version: 2305 mb
Size FLAC version: 1664 mb
Rating: 4.0
Votes: 857
Genre: Jazz / Country

Thandiswa - Zabalaza


2Emzini (Interlude)
4Lahl' Umlenze
5Ntyilo Ntyilo
6Transkei Moon
7Mkhankatho (Interlude)
9Indaba (Interlude)
12Nizalwa Ngobani?
13Ndizakulibala (If I Forget You)


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
GWVCD 54Thandiswa Zabalaza ‎(CD, Album)GalloGWVCD 54South Africa2004
GWVCD 59 (DDN)Thandiswa Zabalaza ‎(CD, Album, Ltd + VCD, Ltd)GalloGWVCD 59 (DDN)South Africa2004


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Zabalaza is the first solo release from the South African kwaito performer, Thandiswa Mazwai. Before this album, Thandiswa was most famously known as the lead singer for the kwaito group Bongo Maffin. Zabalaza which means Rebellion in the Xhosa language incorporates elements of kwaito, traditional Xhosa music, mbaqanga, reggae, and gospel music. Several producers and vocalists contributed to the album: Tshepo Tshola features on Ndilinde Xhosa traditional vocalist Madosini sings on Lahlumlenze. It's taken South Africa's Thandiswa eight long years to appear with her debut album. In that time she's emerged from South Africa's storied Bongo Maffin kwaito group to emerge as a solo artist. And on her first outing she demonstrates quite a range, from the gospel of Revelation which interestingly sounds more like down-home American gospel than its South African counterpart to the muted jazz of Ntyilo Ntyilo, with plenty of classy R&B in between. Album 2006 13 Songs. World 2006. 15 tracks 75:34. Zabalaza, Xhosa for Rebellion, is a shining example of the integrative style of kwaito, and Thandiswa has infused this album with the sounds of her roots: kwaito, traditional Xhosa music, mbaqanga, reggae, and even gospel music. View wiki. Thandiswa Mazwai. Released February 7, 2006. Zabalaza Tracklist. Mkhankatho interlude , 2005. Zabalaza, 2005. Mkhankatho Interlude, 00:39. Nizalwa Ngobani, 06:48. Zabalaza album. Just better. The album harnessed the talents of an illustrious coterie of producers and vocalists. Zabalaza album - Infobox Album Name Zabalaza Type Album Artist Thandiswa Mazwai Released February 7, 2006 Recorded 2004 Genre Kwaito Length 1:02:50 Label La Escondida Producer Malumbule Last