Soul-sisters Abigail Kubeka, Dolly Rathebe and Sharon grew up in South Africa under the old apartheid regime and had to hide from the police to perform their music.
Double Take shows how powerful voices can never be silenced. These songs go far beyond questioning the stories we're told to believe; they make you want to dance, laugh, cry, shout and hug somebody.
The music on Imbizo was created by 70 musicians from South Africa, West Africa and the US who fuse traditional and contemporary rhythms, instruments and harmonies with universally relevant lyrics of political and personal concerns.
Joyous music, gorgeous vocals, evocative songs - not just "world music" but "people music" - Listen and dance!
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"Lerato" means love and it's the name South Africa's legendary Dolly Rathebe gave to Sharon as they recorded four jazzy and soulful tracks on this album.
Coupled with the catchy rhythms and Sharon's unmistakeable guitar and vocal styles, your heart and then your feet will lead you to the dance floor for this intrinsically South African experience.
Experience the pulse of South Africa with the musicians who helped end Apartheid. By forming a 500-member multiracial and multicultural performing group and touring the country by train, Sharon's musical message og hope, optimism and unity was crystal clear. The music on this CD will take you on a joyride to the heart of a nation.