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$29.00
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1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
No Way To Go
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
CLP 1219LP CLP 1219LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/11/2019

"Ben 'Tukumazan' Molatzi (1954 -2016), a self-taught singer and songwriter from Tsumeb, Namibia, wrote timeless, beautiful ballads drawing on the distinctive melodies and harmonies of his Damara and Sotho heritage. His music recordings have been slumbering in oblivion in Namibian radio archives. His songs were consciously censored and damaged as its messages did not please the South African apartheid regime. The album contains field and studio recordings that were made in 1981 by SWABC. To this day, these recordings have never been commercially released. In his liner notes, Thorsten Schütte describes his ultimately successful search for Ben Molatzi and further meetings with the artist, who talks in detail about his life, his songs and the life circumstances in his country. The exhibition 'Stolen Moments - Namibian Music History Untold' (until 09-21-2019 in London's prestigious Brunei Gallery) documents the Namibian pop underground of that time. Bear Family proudly presents Ben Molatzi's No Way To Go on our Cree Records world music subsidiary in co-production with Stolen Moments and the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation -- The first official album release with master recordings of Namibian musicians from a hitherto undiscovered cultural epoch. Artwork by local artist John Muafangejo. High-quality 180-gram pressing limited to 1,000 copies!"