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Julian Bahula, Ernest Mothle, Lucky Ranku, Eddie Tatne (refugees of the South African Apartheid-Regime)

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Jabula (isiZulu: "rejoice") was a musical ensemble made of South African musicians "exiled" in England during the Apartheid Era.

The four members that became Jabula met in London where they were living after leaving South Africa. The group was formed in 1974 and consisted of:

In addition to their own albums, the group also performed with Mike Oldfield for his albums Amarok, Incantations, and Ommadawn.

On July 21, 1979, they appeared at the Amandla Festival along with Bob Marley, Dick Gregory, Patti LaBelle and Eddie Palmieri, amongst others.

Their second album "Thunder into our hearts" is dedicated to the trumpet player Mongezi Feza, with whom the group played in the run up to recording the album, but who died.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 V Various Artists 1
2002 Afrika Underground: Jazz, Funk & Fusion Under Apartheid Various Artists 1

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