MELT 2000 - STRINGS N' SONGS

altMELT 2000 - STRINGS N SONGS


THE 2008 RELEASE OF TWO BUDGET PRICED DVD'S ALLOW A BROAD INSIGHT INTO THE WORKS OF THE MELT 2000 LABEL. "THE MUSIC VIDEOS"GOES BACK OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS WHERE AS "STRINGS N' SONGS" COVERS MAINLY THE LAST FIVE YEARS - THE PERIOD OF INTIMATE CONCERTS AND VIDEO RECORDINGS SINCE LABEL BOSS ROBERT TRUNZ MOVED TO SOUTH AFRICA.

Mick Raubenheimer comments on the release of the two DVDs:
The "Music Videos" DVD runs like an SA-Jazz lover's serial wet-dream: You've got Busi (SA's Joplin via Fitzgerald) Mhlongo literally overwhelming her overseas audiences, Moses Molelekwa's Spirits of Tembisa, Zim's Migrant Workers, Bafo Bafo's meeting 'tween the Kitchen and and Kunene, Vusi Khumalo's anthemic Dusk till Dawn - in fact every video video is worthy of thankful embrace. And then there are the the choice of interntaional infections a la Brazilian Jazz queen Flora Purim going experimental, UK trancer's Juno Reactor's God is God and on and on ....... These two DVD's offer a fantastic journey into-through SA's audial art and beyond ......all tracks are exclusive.

MELT 2000 INVITES YOU TO A JOURNEY THROUGH LIVE PERFORMANCES OF SOME OF THE FINEST JAZZ AND TRADITIONAL SINGERS, GUITARISTS AND PERCUSSIONISTS FROM THE TREASURES OF ACOUSTIC AND MODERN MUSIC FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND ARTISTS FROM OTHER CONTINENTS CLOSELY LIASE WITH THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE. SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE CAMERA TEAMS, VIDEO PRODUCERS AND DIRECTORS FOR CAPTURING THE SPIRIT OF THE MUSIC AND FOR PAYING RESPECT TO THE PERFORMING ARTISTS - THE KEEPERS OF OUR PRECIOUS HERITAGE AND THE CREATORS OF TIMELESS MUSIC AND BEAUTY.
 

 

Track Listing


1. Introduction to Ntombe Thongo Tutsu 2:16

2. Ntombe Thongo Tutsu - Ungabeth'umfazi (Don't beat your wife ) 5:49
featuring Madala Kunene, Bernard Mndaweni, & L.A.P.
composer: Ntombe Thongo Tutsu
published by MELT 2000 Publishing SA
cameras by Lianne Cox, Lungelo Ndlele, Vincent de Jager
edited by Lianne Cox filmed during the Fort West Heritage Festival

3. Madala Kunene & Mabi Thobejane - Kunzima 7:17
composer: Madala Kunene
Publisher: Melt 2000 Publishing SA
Cameras by Lianne Cox & Lungelo Ndlele
edited by Lianne Cox filmed at the MELT Farm studio.

4. Busi Mhlongo - Yehlisan'umoya Ma Africa 5:57
Composed by BUSI MHONGO,THEMBA NGCOBO,MKHALELWA NGWAZI
published by MELT2000 PUBLISHING SA
cameras by Dick Jewell and Marcus Conway
edited by Dick Jewell Filmed at The Royal Albert Hall and the DRYING ROOM studios in London, rehearsals in West Sussex (UK) and during the Fin de Siecle festival in Nantes (France)

5. Madala Kunene - Gumbela 4:39
Gontse Makhene & Bafana Nhlapo, Mabi Thobejane: Vocals
Mabi Thobejane - African drums
composer: Mzwakhe Madala Kunene Publisher: Melt 2000 Publishing SA
Cameras by Lungelo Ndlele & team Edited and directed by Lungelo Ndlele
Filmed at the Bassline in Newtown Johannesburg

6. Greg Georgiades Madala Kunene Ashish Joshi & Bernard S'bu Mndaweni Together Now (Uxolo) 6:32
composers: Greg Georgiades & Madala Kunene
Published by: Sheer Publishing & MELT 2000 Publishing
Cameras by Lungelo Ndlele & his team. Edited and directed by Lungelo Ndlele
Filmed at the Bassline in Newtown Johannesburg


7. Umshika Shika Wenkunzi - Ivolontiya (volunteer to help) 6:02
composer: Samuel Qwabe
Published by: MELT 2000 Publishing SA
Cameras by Lungelo Ndlele & team Edited and directed by Lungelo Ndlele
Filmed at the Bassline in Newtown Johannesburg

8. Greg Georgiades Madala Kunene Ashish Joshi & Bernard S'bu Mndaweni  Pyramid (Tings) 9:07
composer: Greg Georgiades Published by: Sheer Publishing
Cameras by Lungelo Ndlele & Lianne Cox Edited by Lianne Cox
Filmed at Tings An Times Pretoria South Africa

9. Madala Kunene, Bernard S'bu Mndaweni, Mabi Thobejane & L.A.P.  Impukane 9:03
Composer: Madala Kunene & Max Lasser MELT 2000 Publishing SA & Max Music CH
Cameras by Lungelo Ndlele & his team Directed and Edited by Lungelo Ndlele

10. Madala Kunene, Bernard S'bu Mndaweni, Mabi Thobejane & L.A.P. - Umvelinqange 6:11
Mzwakhe Madala Kunene & Bernard Mndaweni MELT 2000 Publishing SA
Cameras by Lungelo Ndlele
Edited by Lungelo Ndlele

11. Umshika Shika Wenkunzi - Umkamuntu (married woman) 5:17
composer: Samuel Qwabe
Published by: MELT 2000 Publishing SA
Cameras by Lungelo Ndlele
Edited by Lungelo Ndlele

12. Della Tamin & Yolande Ndongo - Tam Tam 4:12
composer: Sally Nyolo , published by: Lusafric
Cameras by Lungelo Ndlele
Edited by Lungelo Ndlele

13. Sipho Gumede & Lindiwe Ngwane feat. Airto Moreira, Mabi Thobejane, Tsidi Manye, Nonhlanhle Ngcobo, Faca Khulu, Shaluza Max, Andrew Missingham  Mamaye 3:24
composer: Sipho Gumede published by: Sigude Music/SHEER
Camera team from the Outernational Meltdown sessions 1994 at the Downtown Studios in Johanneburg
Edited by Lianne Cox