This is my second offer of a CD bought in Namibia, but again it's not a CD made in Namibia, it's only imported (some shops in Windhoek didn’t stock local CDs, because they don’t have bar codes). I first read about Brenda 3 month after her death from crack mixed with rat poison – what a waste! Brenda was called "Madonna of the townships" and I think she should have been successful like Mrs. Ciccione or even more. Her first hit single was "Weekend Special", but that sounded like a clone of American softfunk. With "Memeza" she gave up singing in English and used Kwaito-Rhythms very successful, but this is not traditional African music for purists, it's modern African dance music. I love it.
Brenda Fassie "Memeza"
Qula / Sum' Bulala / Vull Ndlela / Msindo / Memeza / Vull Ndlela (Remix) / Qula (Remix) / Sum' Bulala (Remix)
CD, CCP/EMI CDBREN98, 1998 (
Übersetzung: Alles Wichtige über Brenda Fassie findet ihr hier. Und ignoriert Wikipedia, die sagen kein Wort zu ihrer Musik.