Amampondo

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Amampondo is a South African percussion ensemble that was started by Dizu Plaatjies in Langa, Cape Town in 1979. The name translates as "People of Mpondo,", which is the Xhosa Kingdom on Africa's Eastern Cape where most of the band's members grew up. The other founding members were Simpiwe Matole; Michael Ludonga; Mzwandile Qotoyi; Leo Mbizela and Mandla Lande. National Geographic called them "one of the most interesting and experimental groups in South Africa".

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2004 The Winds of Change Various Artists 1
Global Groove Meltdown Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1993 S.A. Souvenirs Compilation Various Artists 1
1994 The Big Bang: In the Beginning Was the Drum Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 World Development Movement: Best of Africa Compilation Various Artists 5 1
1997 The Best of Ellipsis Arts: The Big Bang Compilation Various Artists 1
1999 Song of Life Compilation Various Artists 1
1999 Rhythm-Time: World Percussion Compilation Various Artists 5 1
2000 Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Compilation Various Artists 1
2002 The Great South African Trip Compilation Various Artists 2
2008 Southport Weekender, Volume 7 Compilation Various Artists 5 1
2008 Faith Presents House Ain't Dead! Compilation Various Artists 1
2009 Luftkastellet 6 Compilation Various Artists 1
2010 Coming Home Compilation Boozoo Bajou 2
2014 House Masters Compilation Henrik Schwarz 1
46664, Part 1: African Prayer Compilation Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 DJ-Kicks: Henrik Schwarz Compilation DJ-mix Henrik Schwarz 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2004 46664, Part 3: Amandla Live Various Artists 1
2004 46664: The Event Live Various Artists 1
2012 Live Live Âme 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2012 Live Compilation Âme 1

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