Condry Ziqubu

Also known as C. Ziqubu, Condry, Sounds Of Soweto

Discography of Condry Ziqubu:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Via Orlondo 4 Audio 1985 ccp Record Company
2 Yellow Mealie Meal 3 Audio 1987 EMI
3 Pick Six 6 Audio 1992 Celluloid
4 Via Orlando / No Woman No Party 2 Audio 1985 Two Hit Records


Born in 1951 and raised in Alexandra township (north of Johannesburg), young Condry learned the guitar from his older brother and went on to play in groups such as [b]The Anchors[/b], [b]Flaming Souls[/b], and [b]Flaming Ghettoes[/b].

After his son's unexplained death in 1980, he accelerated his initiation as a "Sangoma" (spiritual healer) and (after slaughering a cow to appease the ancestors) joined the famous [a=Harari] in 1981. Following the break-up of Harari he assembled a backing band for exiled artists such as [a=Letta Mbulu] and [a=Caiphus Semenya] and toured with [a=Harry Belafonte]. His extensive travels even earned him a spot on the apartheid government's national security watchlist.

The late 1980's saw Mr. Ziqubu launch a successful solo career.


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