Buy a CD To date Buskaid has recorded 4 CDs, with a fifth, Crazy due for release later this year (2007). The first, A Sowetan Kid's Christmas, was recorded eighteen months after the Project's inception. The vibrant second album, Soweto Dance, recorded under the direction of Rosemary Nalden, is a very special contribution to South Africa's rich and diverse musical culture and highlights the extraordinary talent there is to be found in South Africa. The irrepressible spirit, found on our third CD 
Tshwaranang, is expressed by one of our members Jackey Masekela When Africans are happy; they sing. When they are sad; they also sing. Our Buskaid Live! (double album) is the album Buskaid fans worldwide have been waiting for - a compilation of extraordinary live international performances by the Soweto-based Buskaid Ensemble between 2001 and June 2005.
As Buskaid is an educational organisation, the CDs it produces demonstrate very clearly the development of the Ensemble from year to year. It is fascinating to hear the difference between those recordings made in 1998 and 2000 and those of the later live performances.


Soweto Dance
Soweto Dance
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Recorded in Johannesburg in April 2000, this CD is a collection of
mostly traditional dance music from around the world - English, Irish,
Gypsy American Bluegrass and our very own African Kwela, arranged
by the Buskaid players themselves.


Pachelbelís Canon and Albinoniís Adagio are also included on this CD
and provide the listener with not only a wonderful insight into the playersí
stylistic flair but also that rich African sound unique to Buskaid.