Artist Profiles: Mzwakhe Mbuli

One of the most popular artists in South Africa, Mzwakhe Mbuli is known as the People’s Poet; the voice of the voiceless, the poor and the dispossessed on the edges of society. His concerns are human rights, fighting corruption, drugs and AIDS, building a better future and reminding his audience about African history and tradition.


Change is Pain (Shifty Records/Rounder Records, 1986)
Unbroken Spirit (Shifty Records, 1988)
Resistance is Defence (Stern’s Earthworks, 1992)
Afrika (CCP/EMI South Africa, 1993)
Izigi (CCP/EMI South Africa, 1994)
KwaZulu-Natal (CCP/EMI South Africa, 1996)
Umzwakhe Ubongu Ujehovah (CCP/EMI South Africa, 1997)
Mbulism (CCP/EMI South Africa, 2004)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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