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Kalamazoo: Kalamazoo 2

Read "Kalamazoo 2" reviewed by Seton Hawkins


Kalamazoo 2 is the second of four collaborations between the late bassist Sipho Gumede and multi-instrumentalist Pops Mohamed. Recorded in 1999, it features guest musicians Prince Kupi on guitar, Xoli Nkosi on keyboards and brass, and both Barney Rachabane and Mandla Masuku on alto saxophone.The album opens promisingly--a funky bass-and-keyboard-driven riff along with Mohamed's spoken word greets the listener on “Gauteng Vibe," followed by Rachabane's gritty saxophone. This rather infectious groove keeps you listening throughout the track, leading ...


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