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Sakhile

A collaboration between top-notch South African music artists Sipho Gumede, Mabi Thabejane, and Khaya Mahlangu, Sakhile combined traditional South African music and Mls Davis-influenced jazz fusion. An offshoot of Spirits Rejoice, an organization offering Gumede, Gibson Kente, and Bheki Mseleku, Sakhile experienced the racial oppression that pass on through South Africa following Soweto killings. Although their early albums discovered an enthusiastic market in South Africa’s dark townships, these were avoided from radio airplay as well as the group disbanded. Reuniting in 1987, Sakhile effectively reached out to a global pursuing. In 1988 and 1989, they performed, beneath the music path of exiled composer Caiphus Semenya, at anti-apartheid concerts in Switzerland, Italy, as well as the previous U.S.S.R. They afterwards served as support music group for South African performers in a Nelson Mandela tribute concert at London’s Wembley Stadium. Sakhile disbanded for another amount of time in 1991.

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