Malombo is a style of music I have never had the chance to come in contact with until today. South African drummer Thabang Tabane is the son of Dr. Philip Nchipi Tabane, considered to be a master of the genre, and Thabang is apparently doing a fine job continuing the family tradition.
Sixto Rodriguez’s story is a pretty incredible one. A Mexican-American folk singer from Detroit who didn’t sell too many albums, but did manage to have a good tour of Australia, and then fell into obscurity, or so he thought. He ended up outselling Elvis Presley in South Africa, and fans from there hunted him down. The movie Searching For Sugar Man documents his rise, fall, and rise back to popularity.