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Louis Mhlanga

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World Traveller

Label: Sheer Sound
Released: 2006
Track listing: Rhumba All the Way; Afrika Ya Uya; Shungu Iwe; Spreading Some Love; Hona Ka; Serina; Distant Lover; Gumbo Muchochocho; Kamba Kemaziso; International Rhumba; Mari Hakuna; Zuva; Chifamba; Rudo; Take Me; What the Future Holds.

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Louis Mhlanga: World Traveller

Read "World Traveller" reviewed by Seton Hawkins


Louis Mhlanga has established himself as one of Southern Africa's most influential and unique guitarists. Originally from Zimbabwe, he now records for South Africa's Sheer Sound label. While his music, as the title of this album suggests, draws its inspiration from all over the globe, his guitar playing seems to draw its greatest influences from the ...

Album

Shamwari

Label: Sheer Sound
Released: 2002
Track listing: 1. Hona Ka 2. Beira 3. Afrika ya uya 4. What Happened To Love? 5. Distant Lover 6. Chifamba 7. Kugarisana Nevamwe Zvakanaka 8. Shamwari 9. Take Me 10. Dzembira

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Louis Mhlanga: Shamwari

Read "Shamwari" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz


Quick and to the Point : Beautiful, nice, enjoyable Afro-Pop jazz on deceivingly unassuming guitar chops. One good listening of Louis Mhlanga’s guitar playing and you will unconsciously pay closer attention to his proficient technique. His clever and tasty phrasings are congenial and well adapted to their musical ecosystem, as conceived entirely by Mhlanga ...

Album

Shamwari

Label: Sheer Sound
Released: 2001
Track listing: Hona Ka; Beira; Afrika Ya Uya; What Happened to Love?; Distant Lover; Chifamba; Kugarisana Nevamwe Zvakanaka; Shamwari; Take Me; Dzembira.

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Louis Mhlanga: Shamwari

Read "Shamwari" reviewed by AAJ Staff


While jazz purists might snub guitarist Louis Mhlanga's efforts on Shamwari as simple Afro-pop, this music rises above the elemental revolving harmonies of that genre. Mhlanga's guitar work combines a strong sense of form with occasional detours into open improvisational territory. His core sextet includes three percussionists, which may give you some idea of the rhythmic ...

Album

Song For Nomsa

Label: Label Bleu
Released: 1998


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