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Second Amampondo album remastered and released - Vuyani

The second in the series of Melt 2000 albums that Amampondo recorded Vuyani, will be out there on the music platforms of the internet on the 11th of December 2020. This album was the group's 7th album release (if you include their debut music-cassette only release).

Vuyani was a studio project produced and engineered by Chris Lewis with Robert Trunce as executive producer.  The CD was issued in 1999. Lewis specially edited and re-mastered the tracks for the digital release. 

The revised sleeve with elements taken from the original CD release.
(c) Mountain Records 2020. Photo Simon Lewis.

The production was more elaborate than the proceeding Amampondo albums. In this case there were numerous guests and session musicians to augment the band's regular members. 

The performers included - 

Dizu Plaatjies.
Simpiwe Matole.
Mandla Lande
Michael Ludonga.
Mzwandile Qotoyi
Blackie Mbizela.
Fancy Galada, 
Lungiswa Plaatjies, 
Nontle Sylvester, 
Nomfundo Mayekiso

Acoustic Bass: Herbie Tsoaeli. 
Kit Drums: Frank Paco
Saxophone: Alan Skidmore
Organ: Tim Mycroft.

Guest vocals: 
Riley Mahali, 
Aspro Sipoyo, 
David Mayekana, 
Day Mditshwa, 
Mnyamezeli Piyo, 
Zandi Ntshuntshe, 
Xola Mlambo 
Mantombi Matotiyana

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