Thabang Tabane & Mabi Thobejane - TM Africa
World Music


TM Africa - This album is finally available for download

Some five years ago producer and muso Ben Amato gathered two Malombo drummers representing two generations in Cape Town to record an album with music far removed from their usual style. The drummers are no less than the co founder of the original Malombo - Mabi Thobejane and his nephew Thabang Philip Tabane - the son of founder Philip Tabane. Most of the album was recorded and mixed in my house and it was a great privilege to see Uncle Mabi teaching Thabang some of the old songs from the Northern territories of South Africa with Ben Amato mixing it all his own unigue style. Thanks is given to the members of Amampondo and especially Buddy Wells for his great sax playing.




Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

1 Eoffisini
2 Loopygroove 3
3 Komeng
4 Thairimba pt 2
5 Chililo
6 Longbeach jam
7 Basubeletsu (black coffee mix)
8 Loopy groove 1
9 Malume
10 Bernards groove
11 Shangaan groove
12 Loopy groove 2
13 Thokgo
14 Snuff box 1
15 Thairimba pt 1
16 Snuff box 2
17 Basubeletsu (get down mix)
18 Mabirimba


The album features:
Mabi Thobejane - drums, mbira and vocals
Thabang Tabane - djembe, drums, thai marimba and vocals
Ben Amato - Producer

Sessions by:
Zimbini Msesane - female vocals on eOffisini & Malume
Dave Mayekana - guitar
Simpiwe Matole - percussion
Peter Ndlala - bass
Vola Mambo - percussion
Michael Ludongo - African drums
Mandla Lande - djembe
Buddy Wells - sax
Ben Amato - guitar , flute and programming
Vincent Mtetwa - keyboards