When I arrived in the tiny country of Lesotho in Southern Africa in 1975 I immediately started to look around for a local band. I had been a drummer in rock bands in Switzerland, a DJ at parties, and had a large record collection part of which I brought with me to Africa. There were no bands to talk about. I went to every club in Maseru where there were…
SHIFTY RECORDS ON ‘SANKOMOTA’ by LLOYD ROSS The first full Shifty Project was not a punk or new wave band at all but SANKOMOTA recorded in Lesotho in late 1983. I had heard them whilst working on a documentary in Lesotho earlier that year. At that stage the band was a three piece but had previously toured South Africa with a larger outfit under the name of UHURU. Because of…
BLACK JESUSWhen I first laid eyes on Black Jesus was in 1973, I was an 18 year old curious minded young woman. Black Jesus ignited curiosity in me more, when one winter night the Lancers Inn hotel bar door flew opened. Stepping in was an African man beside him a beautiful tall white woman with long black hair, dressed in black tight pants tugged in her high stiletto black leather…
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Moss, Frank, Moruti
Sankomota in the Studio
BlackJesus and Peter