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Music Review: Going Back to the Roots with Mbuso Khoza

Artist               :  Mbuso Khoza

Album             :  Zilindile

Over the years, Mbuso Khoza has made a name for himself as a backup vocalist for artists such as Thandiswa Mazwai, Siphokozi, and Themba Mkhize. He’s recently featured on a song by Revolution called ‘Angisoze Ngakulibala’ taken off their latest album. He has finally made his long desired career breakthrough by releasing his debut album titled ‘Zilindile.’

The album has been beautifully executed, with an outstanding production which features the likes of Themba Mkhize and Lucas Senyatso, amongst others. The album has been under the guidance of a young producer and pianist, Nduduzo Makhathini, who has also worked with the late Zim Ngqwana, Simphiwe Dana, Feya Faku, and Zamajobe. The album has some contemporary jazz influences with an urban sound, accompanied by true lyrical integrity. On the album, Mbuso takes the listeners through the journey of his life; this is evident on songs like Eshowe and Nabaya, with meaningful lyrical content that many can relate to.

What I love most about this album is that it is authentic and does not try to emulate American music; it truly reflects South African culture, and all songs are in isiZulu. It’s a shame that a lot of people don’t embrace this kind of music anymore. This album is well-crafted, so rich and spiritual and has reminded me that I’m unashamedly African. Chances are, you might not like it the first time, but as you give it time and listen to it over and over again, it will make sense. It’s worth adding to your collection.

Rating: 5/5

- By P.Mash

To stay up to date with where his CD can be purchased, and to get more about him and his music, you can visit:

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/mbusoKhozaSA

Twitter    :  @MbusoKhozaSA

YouTube: “Mbuso Khoza”

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Born Peter Kgomotso Mashabane in Mabopane, Pretoria on the 28th of August a few years ago, I was raised in one of Gauteng's vibrant townships, Alexandra. I’m a very laid back guy; I’m a dreamer on the hustle for success. I’m inspired by the success of people like Patrice Motsepe, Richard Maponya and Zibusiso Mkhwanazi, who are making a success of their lives and making our country a better place, which is something that keeps me going and motivates me to be where they are. I'm also a music junkie. Music has always been my passion. It’s a pity that I can’t compose or sing, but like any other form of art, I just don’t play music, I exhibit musical talent. I enjoy discovering new music and South Africa has a lot to offer, and I want to put a spot on local music. Kasi Times is about motivating, inspiring and empowering the youth. The rhythms of music flows in varying degrees and in our music our lives are shown. So join me as I give you the low-down of what’s hot in Mzansi’s music scene and witness the rhythm of life. Your comments are highly valued. Email: pmash@kasitimes.co.za

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