African Songbird

by Sathima Bea Benjamin

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    180g deluxe repressing of this timeless gem. Repressed in a single sleeve with printed inner containing the liner notes from Francis Gooding and archival photograph by Ian Bruce Huntley. With remastered sound from the original master tapes. Featuring Dollar Brand. Highly recommended!

    Includes unlimited streaming of African Songbird via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Includes liner notes as PDF
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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 11 Matsuli Music releases available on Bandcamp and save 50%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Live in Lesotho, Witchdoctor's Son, Mzansi Afro Jazz Sounds - Matsuli Label Sampler, Night Express, Inhlupeko (Distress), One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali, Moving Along, Ndikho Xaba and the Natives, and 3 more. , and , .

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about

Sathima's 1976 masterpiece, finally re-issued.

credits

released June 1, 2013

Originally recorded and released in 1976 on Rashid Vally's As-Shams (Sun) label.

Reissued 2013 by Matsuli Music under license from Rashid Vally and Sathima Bea Benjamin. Copyright Matsuli Music, Published by Ekapa Records.

SATHIMA BEA BENJAMIN - vocal
DOLLAR BRAND - piano
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM - piano
LOUIS SPEARS - bass
BASIL MOSES - bass
LIONEL BEUKES - bass
DOUG SYDES - drums
MONTY WEBER - drums
BILLY BROOKS - trumpet
BASIL COETZEE - tenor sax, flute

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