Monday, December 31, 2007

Dark City Sisters

A record I found some years ago in a remaindered record shop in East London.

"The Dark City Sisters were a group of session singers who came together to record an album and in the process popularized an innovative new style of singing. Rather than
singing a common four-part harmony, the Sisters used five parts, which created a richer tone. Sometimes known as "vocal jive," this technique was subsumed under the umbrella term "mbaqanga," meaning, literally, dumpling, and figuratively, a homegrown style. ~ Leon Jackson, All Music Guide"

It puzzles me though that there are only three ladies featured on the front cover of this sleeve? No other information found on the interweb sadly though see they have a couple of compilations available on CD on Sterns and World Curcuit records.

Discover more about the Dark City Sisters HERE

Dark City Sisters - Mphatlatsane

Dark City Sisters - Mpolelie

Dark City Sisters - Ntombela

Dark City Sisters - Nkabinde

Dark City Sisters - Itinto

Dark City Sisters - Moya Wami Ukhathazekile

These SendSpace files are available for seven days or until exhausted.


kibir said...


would you please re post this one ?
thanks you in advance!

kibir said...

would you please re up this one ?
thanks in advance !


FredrikO said...

Please, please, please - post this wonderful recordings again!

wastedpapiers said...

If I can find It Will Fredriko. Thanks for your interest.

FredrikO said...

Thanks for your efforts!

Alkis Giamalis said...

I would like also (very much) this record, please post it again. Thanks

wastedpapiers said...

I have already re=posted one side of this record on April 12th. Uploads still available at mediafire.