Harari

Members of Harari: Alec Khaoli, Condry Ziqubu, Robert Doc Mthalane, Selby Ntuli, Sipho Mabuse, Tashif' Kente

Discography of Harari:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Party 2 Audio 1980 A&M Records
2 Heatwave 8 Audio 1980 Gallo
3 Harari 8 Audio 1982-02-16 A&M Records
4 Genesis 6 Audio 1977-10-30 Gallo
5 Party / Give 2 Audio 1980 A&M Records
6 Set Me Free 2 Audio 1984-09-10 Gallo
7 Manana 7 Audio 1978-11-27 Gallo
8 Kala-Harari - Rock 7 Audio 1979-11-19 Gallo
9 Greatest Hits Volume 1 8 Audio 1990 Gallo Music Productions
10 Set Me Free 2 Audio 1984-09-10 Rufaro
11 Home Brew 8 Audio 1982 Rufaro
12 Harari 8 Audio A&M Records
13 Boogie Through The Night / Funky Kunga 2 Audio 1983 Rufaro
14 Heartbeat 4 Audio 1985 Rufaro
15 Party 2 Audio 1980 A&M Records
16 Greatest Hits Volume 1 8 Audio 1991 Gallo Music Productions


Formed in the late sixties and originally known as [b]The Beaters[/b], the South African group consisting of guitarists Selby Ntuli and Saitana (real name: Monty Ndimande), bassist Alec Khaoli and drummer Sipho Mabuse decided to change their name to [b]Harari[/b] during a tour through Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1976. The name is taken from a township outside Salisbury (which is now the capital, Harare).

With their afro-rock/funk/fusion style they achieved huge successes back home and in the neighbouring states, and they were the first local black pop/rock band to appear on South African TV.

Their label, [b]Gallo[/b], struck a two-album deal with the US [b]A&M[/b] and their 1980 single, "Party", entered the American Disco Hot 100 in 1982.

However, by 1984 the group had disbanded, and the members launched successful solo careers.


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