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Louis Mhlanga & Eric van der Westen – Song For Nomsa (1999)



This is a very special album because here you can hear two cultures meet in an extremely intimate extravaganza of Vocals, Acoustic Guitar and Double Bass. Recorded in 1998 and initially released in 1999 on EWM after which BMG-Africa released it in Africa. It features Southern African Folksongs and Originals by Louis. The album hit the South African Top 40 and was nominated for a South African Music Award (SAMA) in 2001. One of the tunes called “Zvinoshamisa” is used in a Global campaign against child labor and for children's Education being shown on MTV worldwide.

Digital download available on iTunes.

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Louis Mhlanga – Guitar & Vocals
Eric van der Westen – Acoustic Bass
Jeroen van Vliet – Additional Keyboards

01 – Zvinoshamisa
02 – Batho
03 – Shosholoza
04 – Mimosa
05 – Sarura Wako
06 – Song For Elisha
07 – Three Sisters
08 – Ndiwe
09 – Malaika
10 – Nai Theresa
11 – Mmagwe Banyana
12 – Song For Nomsa

All compositions by Louis Mhlanga.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered in October 1998 at the Soundscape Studio Tilburg, The Netherlands by Peter Hofland.
Graphic design by Merijn Klerx.
Photography by Eric van der Westen.

Digital download available on iTunes.

Label: EWM Music


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