The album entitled Shaka Bandu is a full-length production. Penny Penny was the youngest of 68 children and after the end of apartheid, while still in his 30’s released an album which is now one of South Africa’s most celebrated house music albums.
Penny Penny is now a politician with the African National Congress (ANC). Shaka Bandu was released in Xitsgona language and sold over quarter million copies in his homeland.
The album also has a 100bpm and was put together with Atari, Korg M1 synthesiser, and reel-to-reel tape over a 1 week period.
Awesome Tapes From Africa started the year with a bang with the release of Hailu Mergia’s “Hailu Mergia And His Classical Instrument” which is being described as one of the “best reissues of the year”. The next edition edition will be released on November 12 across all formats. The album’s standout is ‘Shichangani’.