One of South Africa’s most favourite music groups,Mafikizolo, is back with a brand new banging album after a well deserved two year break and this time they want to take their loyal fans on the musical journey of their lives. The transport for the journey is a Six Mabone - a classic car of the 60s-which is the title of their seventh album.
Theo Kgosinkwe, the male member of the duo, says: “In the 60s, Six Mabone had the same status as BMWtoday. And our music is enjoyed by the young and the old. We are taking our fans back and forth.” The latest album is the second without Tebza who was killed in a road rage accident three years ago.
The new album has blues and swing elements and most of the songs were recorded with a live band.
Nhlanhla Nciza, the female member of the group, insists that although they brought new elements on this album but they have used the same formula like their previous platinum selling albums.
She said: “There is a bit of afro pop, kwela and marabi which have become our trademark. They say you must not fix something that is not broken and we are not going to mess with our winning formula.”
The album features a remark of Miriam Makeba’sclassic Walila – and they deserve a round of applause for doing justice to the song. Anybody who does a remark or remix of Miriam Makeba’s song has to know his story very well and be brave enough to do so.