Mango Groove

Short biography of Mango Groove: Hugely popular South African multiracial afro-pop crossover band, founded around 1983 and still active, albeit with a reduced and changed membership. At their peak they could boast some eleven members.

Mango Groove's career has spanned an exciting and turbulent time in South Africa’s history. Since its first iconic multi-platinum release in 1989, the band, together with its charismatic lead singer Claire Johnston, has gone on to become a household name in South Africa. Mango Groove has a special place in the hearts of South Africans, and in terms of its airplay across all radio and TV stations, continues to be an act that truly reaches everyone, young and old.

Many people have tried to define the Mango Groove sound, and have resorted to a host of adjectives and phrases to do this: Kwela/Marabi Pop, SA Pop, Big Band Swing Pop, Eclecto-Pop, and so on. Certainly, the Mango Sound is a pop sound, aiming at simple and accessible songs, grooves and melodies and certainly it is eclectic. This eclecticism is primarily reflected in the extent to which Mango Groove has drawn on the rich legacy of South African urban music forms from the ‘40’s and 50’s.

Also on the Web you may find Mango Groove by links below:
  1. http://www.mangogroove.co.za
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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Mango Groove - The Essential Mango Groove The Essential Mango Groove 37
mp3, CD
2008 Gallo Record Company
2 Mango Groove - Hometalk Hometalk 11
mp3, CD
1990
3 Mango Groove - Mango Groove Mango Groove 11
mp3, CD
1989 Tusk Music
4 Mango Groove - Hometalk Hometalk 11
mp3, CD
1990 Tusk Music
5 Dance Some More 5
mp3, CD
1990 Atco Records
6 Great South African Performers 10
mp3, CD
2011 Gallo Record Company
7 Mango Groove - Mango Groove Live In Concert Mango Groove Live In Concert 19
mp3, CD
2011 EMI
8 Mango Groove - Mango Groove Mango Groove 11
mp3, CD
1990 ATCO Records
9 Mango Groove - Mango Groove Mango Groove 13
mp3, CD
1989 Tusk Music

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