Tananas, (pronounced tuh-naa-nuhs) is a South African band formed in 1987. Originally it consisted of Mozambican Gito Baloi (bass and vocals), Ian Herman (drums and percussion) and Steve Newman (acoustic guitar). First recorded by the independent label Shifty Records, Tananas combines jazz, Mozambican salsa, and township jive. They have released eight albums, the last two on the Sony label.
Tananas have built a loyal following in their home country since the late 1980s, and they have performed at WOMAD festivals… read more
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