Bongo Maffin defining the intersection of South African music

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FromBongoWithLove is anything but nonchalant. It is active and always holds your attention. It is easily RealBongoMaffin's most political album

Let’s take a moment to reflect on how it’s even possible that Bongo Maffin are still around.

The exception, of course, is Bongo Maffin. The band has had a few public spats and members went in different directions, but they didn’t actually split up. The opening song, Better Must Come, kicks off with a homage to the radio stations of the resistance that were a fixture in many parts of the continent from the 60s.

This is an eerie song that does not allow you to get over an impending sense of doom. Here, everything always feels elusive and it is punctuated by a horn section that is reminiscent of late nights spent gyrating to Afro beats in the club, only to go home alone, overwhelmed by the futility of going to loud places to find someone to take home and be quiet with.

The transitions on From Bongo With Love are a throwback to the time when sequencing actually mattered and was treated as more than an afterthought.

 

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