Shibambo, Baba / African Skin On Skin
Album: African Skin On Skin   Collection:World
Artist:Shibambo, Baba   Added:Jun 2007

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-08-05 Pull Date: 2007-10-07 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 7 Sep 30 Sep 16 Sep 2 Aug 26 Aug 19 Aug 12
Airplays: 1 2 1 3 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 18, 2021: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Nov 21, 2015)
Bushmen Lament
4. Dec 04, 2010: Music Casserole
Bushmen Lament
2. Oct 26, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum
King Shibambo
5. May 14, 2010: No Cover, No Minimum
The Drum Legend
3. Nov 21, 2015: Music Casserole
Bushmen Lament
6. Mar 14, 2009: Music Casserole
Come Back, Come Back

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-08-27
Baba Shibambo – African Skin on Skin
Reviewed by Sadie O., 7/13/07
Drum and percussion from South Africa. Two instrumentals, other songs in South African languages and English. All singing and instruments by Baba Shibambo, except for bass guitar. Apart from drums, there’s kalimba and marimba in most songs, and two numbers featuring the African Berimao.
No FCCs – the Berimbao numbers (7 and 10) are my faves.
1. **drums and kalimba. Spoken intro (over music) in English, song in an African language. Midtempo, somehow relaxed and energetic at once.
2. **downtempo and very relaxed, mostly kalimba and some percussion, lovely vocals (apparently a lament) partially in English.
3. **marimba instrumental – a bit uptempo, with drums.
4. ***bass and drums, vocals in African and English, sort of latent power…
5. **mellow and downbeat drums and kalimba, with a bit of rain sound from shakers.
6. **rather uptempo, vocals in English, mostly repeating title.
7. ****very cool sound, using the African Berimbao.
8. ***swingy midtempo groove
9. **all drums and chanting, a bit uptempo and bouncy.
10. ****more amazing sound from the Berimbao, rather subtle and subdued, but very cool. Instrumental, just Berimbao and shakers, and an odd whooping sound which I think is the “udu” - whatever that is!
11. **midtempo drums, vocals mostly in English, bit of actual drum solo.

Track Listing
1. Come Back, Come Back   6. remember june 16, 1976
2. King Shibambo   7. Manqhoba Is Coming
3. Marimba Instrumental   8. Going Home
4. Samora Machele/Stebe Bantu Biko   9. Uyexa Umanghoba
5. The Drum Legend   10. Bushmen Lament
  11. African Skin On Skin