The African Groove Experience Vol​.​2

by Various Artists

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Thapelo Khomo, is without a doubt, one of South Africa’s finest musicians. African Cream music is thrilled to release Thapelo Khomo Presents: The African Groove Experience Volume 2.

The African Groove experience Volume 1 released in 2007 has become a cult classic and now, finally, the second installment is here. Thapelo Khomo was born and raised in Orlando, Soweto. His music career took off with the group Kataki in 1984. In 1985, he toured France and the USA with Malopoets, which earned him a place as keyboardist in the prominent South African super-group Stimela.

Besides his renown as Stimela’s keyboardist, the esteemed Thapelo is one of the country’s most accomplished music producers and has worked with South Africa’s best talents and won numerous awards for his work. These include Best Producer at the SAMA’s for two consecutive years; 1995 and 1996. In addition to this, a further trophy for Album of The Year 1995 and 1996 was awarded to him and Jabu Khanyile of Bayete. Thapelo was instrumental in co-composing and producing the popular multiple award- winning albums Zandisile by Simphiwe Dana. He has also been involved in the production of albums by luminaries such as Musa Mashiyane, Nhlanhla Nciza, Ntando, and Thandiswa Mazwai’s Ibokwe to name a few.

A laid-back lounge listen, The African Groove Experience Volume 2, utilizes the talents of some of the country’s best musicians such as guitarist Joel Klein and flugelhorn player Spha Bembe. The result is a satisfying journey that merges pan African rhythms and combines jazz melodies, soft kwaito, indigenous instrumentation and upbeat house. It’s destined to become a best-loved album in any music collection, just like its predecessor.

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released November 12, 2012

ACM-CD0075

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