Win a yourself a vinyl copy of Kabasa’s rare South African funk/rock LP ‘African Sunset’, courtesy of WhoSampled.com
“With original pressings almost never seen and rarely changing hands for much less than $200 when they are, this re-issue is a genuine treat for those on the search for a truly unique Afro-rock-funk sound. Never before sampled, beatmakers should be keen to get their hands on one of these beautifully executed reissues.
Formed in Soweto by vocalist and bassist Tata “TNT” Sibeko, guitarist Robert “Doc” Mthalane (described as the Jimi Hendrix of South Africa) and percussionist Oupa Segwai, Kabasa recorded a trio of powerful albums in early-80s Johannesburg. Having been part of the iconic Afro-rock band Harari, the first ever local black pop band to appear on South African TV, Mthalane and Segwai decamped to team up with Sibeko for Kabasa’s eponymous debut in 1980.
‘African Sunset’ is their third and final album and is produced by the band with songwriting duties shared between founding members Sibeko and Mthalane as well as newly-joined percussionist and flautist Mabote “Kelly” Petlane. Taking in psychedelic rock influences alongside shades of jazz, funk and more traditional sounds, ‘African Sunset’ is a timeless album, standing out to this day thanks to its heavy grooves, great songwriting and superior musicianship.”
COMPETITION: BBE Music are offering 5 lucky readers the chance to win one of these fantastic vinyl reissues! To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is answer the following question:
“‘Kabasa guitarist Robert Mthalane has been described as the Jimi Hendrix of South Africa, but what song by the actual Jimi Hendrix did A Tribe Called Quest sample for their 1991 underground hit ‘Scenario’?” [Clue: The answer can be found on WhoSampled!]
Email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Kabasa Competition’ in the subject heading. Entries must be received no later than 5pm (GMT) on 23rd May 2019. Winners will randomly selected from the correct answers and notified by email.
For those not lucky enough to win, the album can be pre-ordered / purchased here.