The South African artist's 1991 LP will hit the market again on June 1st.
Following the rerelease of Professor Rhythm's Bafana Bafana last year, Brian Shimkovitz's label will put out the South African artist's Professor 3 LP, originally released in 1991. The largely instrumental album, which blends kwaito, mbaqanga pop and house, was initially released in 1991 on vinyl and cassette as apartheid was ending in South Africa. It was meant to serve a positive force in black and South African communities.
Mdluli describes making music in the "hopeless" '70s, '80s and early '90s: "If you could imagine living in a time where you were barred from doing much, the only way one could unite masses without the government thinking a group of Africans was up to no good was to celebrate in dance and music via discos and music festivals… and shoo did we pull a crowd!"
Mdluli adds, "Our music gave hope to the hopeless."
02. Ubohisa Kanna
03. Via Zimbabwe
04. Raditaba (Nozindaba)
05. Professor 3
Awesome Tapes From Africa will release Professor 3 on June 1st, 2018.