Hugh Masekela (tp, arr), Jonas Gwangwa (arranger), other musicians unknown
The South Afican-born trumpeter Hugh Masekela was playing world music before it had a name. On this album, recorded shortly after he moved to the United States and shortly before he became a worldwide star, he seamlessly fuses jazz ideas with the emotionally direct, rhythmically complex South African music known as Mbaqanga.
01. U, Dwi (Masekela) (3:14)
02. Zuul and the Mexican (Masekela) (3:22)
03. Emavungweni (Xaba) (3:08)
04. Ntjilo-Ntjilo (Makeba) (4:12)
05. Sharpville (Masekela) (3:29)
06. Umaningi Bona (Nkabinde) (3:17)
07. Sipho (Mrwebi) (3:44)
08. Kwa-Blaney (Gwangwa) (2:12)
09. Mra (Christopher) (3:08)
10. Phatsha-Phatsha (Mabaso) (2:55)
Original recordings produced by Ed Twnsend and issued as MERCURY SR-61109.
Hugh Masekela (trumpet, arranger); others unknown. On track 8 Jonas Gwangwa (arranger) replaces Masekela (arranger).
Tracks #1,5,6 & 10 recorded in April, 1965. Rest of tracks recorded in May, 1965.