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    • 1. Yasmeen's Blues
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    Black Disco’s Night Express arrived to instant acclaim in South African townships in 1976. Part Philly-soul, part Cape Jazz and part bump-jive, it immediately struck a chord across apartheid-defined boundaries. “It was our way of saying we are with you”, recalls band leader Pops Mohamed. Originally entitled Black Discovery/Night Express, this was changed to avoid censorship.

    The album – part of a series of ‘70s releases, three as Black Disco and two as Movement in the City – lives on as a declaration of musical identity from communities whose jazz histories have hardly been documented yet – the apartheid defined ‘coloured’ townships of Johannesburg’s East Rand.

    Matsuli Music reissue this rare gem in deluxe 180g vinyl format, with a original sleeve art printed on reverse card.


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