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Max-Hoba / Travelingman
Album:Travelingman Collection:World
Artist:Max-Hoba Added:Feb 2016

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-02-14 Pull Date:2016-04-17 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Apr 10Apr 3Mar 20Feb 21

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 09, 2016:Music Casserole
Liquor Slave
4.Feb 20, 2016:Music Casserole
Molao, Ketshese
2.Mar 31, 2016:Melange
5.Feb 17, 2016:2-17-2016
Kwa Bonakala, Find A Way, Kwa Bonakala
3.Mar 16, 2016:3-16-2016
Molao, Ketshese, Grateful
6.Feb 11, 2016:Melange

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2016-02-10 
South African singer in English, Xhosa and Lesotho, nice voice; heartfelt lyrics; echoes of American R&B/soul/hiphop/dub amidst the lush South African harmonies and spirituality

NO FCC's; I like all of the tracks; faves: 1, 2 , 6, 7, 8, 11

*1- 2:22 –brisk a capella singing complete with vocal percussion; great texture, rhythm, etc

*2-- 4:12 --slower autobiographical ballad in English – “Grateful”

3—4:31-- verse and chorus – “Find a Way”, lush instrumentation

4—4:15 – nice trumpet intro – in Xhosa (?), with horn flourishes, call & response

5 – 4:21—reggae style beat – African language –call & response, goes to English and back

**6-4:38 – xylophone like sounds make a great contrast with vocal bass percussion and African lyrics; complex and satisfying

*7- 5:19 – nice solo followed by chorus

*8—4:08 – mellower – African singing with synth accompaniment & drumming; amazing oral clicks

9—5:05 --”Liquor Slave” – uncanny sounds at beginning; devolves into hiphop in Xhosa (?)

10—3:19 –a capella version of track #3, English and some African; exhortation on how to live

*11-4:08 – fun synth sounds with fast beat; great South African choral singing alternates with rap

12—4:04-- a capella chorus in African; rhythmic, hypnotic

13—3:58-- ballad in English, with synths and drums; segues to rap

Track Listing
1.Kwa Bonakala 7.Nomnganga
2.Grateful 8.Qula
3.Find A Way 9.Liquor Slave
4.Skere 10.Find A Way
5.Ba Ntate 11.Molao
6.Ketshese 12.Hegebe
 13.If We Meet Again