Riverboat Records band Sotho Sounds have compiled an exclusive guest playlist featuring some of their favourite tracks.
Sotho Sounds are funky shepherds from the Kingdom of Lesotho who have quite literally invented their own music, crafted their own instruments and now continue to follow their own mission – turning junk into funk.
Junk Funk is Sotho Sounds debut album and perfectly captures the excitement and humorous bounce of their live performances. The eccentric band met whilst shepherding in the lofty hills of Lesotho, a landlocked enclave surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. Junk Funk is one of the first international recordings to come from Lesotho and is set to spread the unmistakeable Sotho Sounds worldwide.
Now Sotho Sounds have selected an exclusive playlist for World Music Network. The line-up reflects his passion for South African music with tracks from 'Mama Africa' aka Miriam Makeba, jazz trumpeter extraordinaire Hugh Masekela, afropop diva Brenda Fassie and the late reggae superstar Lucky Dube. Edging east on the continent, Sotho Sounds also include a track by Malian legend Ali Farka Touré and Senegalese songwriter Ismaël Lô.
Explore Sotho Sounds' inspirations by listening to the playlist below: