COMPOSERS: Issufo Manue,Zena Bacar
CATALOGUE NO: TUGCD 1022
If you find the overall impact relentlessly upbeat, try another comeback offering from another African diva, Zena Bacar of the Eighties band EYUPHURO. Pace and energy and a guitar-band instrumentation you still get, but tone and mood are several degrees darker, especially in the contributions of the reformed Mozambican group’s other singer-songwriter, Issufo Manuel.
The rhythms are more diverse and more consciously African, helping to give this distinctive album its varied, personal and pointed character. Continuing northward through East Africa, the next stop is Matabeleland, and a style with Zulu roots now settled in Zimbabwe.