A new Mango Groove album is currently in the final stages of production. The album is being recorded in Orangotang Studios in Johannesburg and will be a double disc set Disc one will be titled “Sing The Beloved Country” and features collaborations with other top South African musicians on various South African well known songs by artists such as Johnny Clegg. Their is also a great new version of “Lion Sleeps Tonight” on the set.
The second disc is a collection of new original Mango Groove compositions including a beautiful new ballad called “Kind”. Final production is happening on the set now (July 2016) before it goes off for mastering and printing.
In Claire’s words, “It has been an honour, a privilege and a hugely humbling experience to work with the artists who so graciously agreed to collaborate with us on the key songs: Theuns Jordaan, Juanita Du Plessis, Kurt Darren, Rebecca Malope, Romanz, Tsepo Tshola, Vusi Mahlasela and Freshly Ground’s Zolani Mahola.
John Leydon and Andrew Baird having a listen to some tracks from the new Mango Groove Album at Orangotang.
Thozot Themba Ndaba Magic in the studio