African Songs

Time goes by – 2

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Time has gone by since living in Africa, getting married there and conceiving my eldest daughter there. I still remember all those we spent time with – Francis (Thabiso Tamae), Lebo, Ipa, Motsi and so many more. I remember talking to the ANC refugees who came through. I remember the people, the views, living in Lancer’s Inn, laughing, playing, loving, crying, living. I wish all of you could see this and know that I still think about you, there and all the rest. It is music that brings it back to me as well as the photos.


It may seem like little but these times and memories have added so much texture to my life. These are things I carry with me even now, especially now. There have been times when I have revisited the music and I tear up. I wish I could go back and see all of them and there.

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world flavours

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You might just have guessed that I love my music. I also have fond memories of my time spent in Africa – lived there, worked there, got married there, my first beautiful daughter was conceived there. I also have such fond memories of the wonderful friends I made there. Out of that I gained a love of South African music, later expanded to include all sorts of African music, from West Africa through all sorts of other stuff:

  • zouk
  • afrobeat
  • makossa
  • kizomba
  • kuduro
  • all sorts from Cabo Verde
  • kwaito

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Here are a few of my other mixes along these lines … enjoy!

mixes for summer

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hopefully these mixes will give us at least a taste of summer unlike the actual weather in the UK

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There are days when I really wish I was back in africa. To you all of my old friends in Lesotho, to all of those friends I have made since, to those who gave me this love of music from the french caribean, the portuguese tuneage and more, for those who showed me zouk, zouk chouv, kizomba, kompa, kwaito, and so much more …

Africa, mixes and more – Futurhood Av | Mixcloud

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world plus by Futurhood Av | Mixcloud.

via world plus by Futurhood Av | Mixcloud.

As I have said before I used to live in Africa – I spent some time living and working in Maseru, Lesotho. That time and the people I was with remain with me to this day – a big hello to Ipa, Francis, Lebo, Motsi, Teenie and all the rest …

I would love to go back and visit more … the music and those memories are all I can enjoy at the moment.

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more to africa

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new mixes – africa

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For Francis, Motsi, Lebo and all the rest of our friends from Maseru 81-2.

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From my time spent in Africa in the 80s it is really nteresting to see how the whole african music scene has moved on – it has managed a massive integration with major elements of the music scene in both Europe and the USA.

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50 favourite African songs | Music to die for.

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