Penny Penny's breakout debut album Shaka Bundu

Announcing Penny Penny “Shaka Bundu” (ATFA008), Out November 12

Those of you who’ve been following Awesome Tapes From Africa the blog and/or DJ sets might be aware of my nagging obsession with South African singer and mid-school Tsonga disco [Shangaan disco] superstar Penny Penny. Thanks to Wills and Tshepong, longtime friends who hooked me up with his classic debut tape from 1994, I have been listening to and loving this recording for years now.

It took a bit of time to track down the busy politician, humanitarian and stadium-filling musician, but with the help and encouragement from Penny and his brilliant producer Joe Shirimani (who is a huge deal himself in the Tsonga music world), Shaka Bundu will be coming out on Awesome Tapes From Africa on November 12, 2013 worldwide on LP/CD/MP3/C60.

Do a little dance to the first single from this groundbreaking and inspiring piece of post-Apartheid South Africa pop history.


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

July 6, 2014 at 8:22 am

Hi, this music to me is enjoyable. I play it all the time on repeat, please can you recommend more like this….

January 14, 2017 at 9:45 am
– In reply to: Hope

Check Peter telnet and Paul ndlopfu, the nearest competitors and inspirations to penny penny

March 17, 2017 at 5:06 am


I am looking for this record. How can I get it. I am in South Africa.

Abinet Teferareply
November 13, 2017 at 1:35 am

Penny Penny might be the first ever breakout African artist in Ethiopia to get heavy airplay. His music & his first album is very popular to this day.

vitor gargamelreply
September 5, 2018 at 9:10 pm

Penny never played in Bahia

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