Amajika – Got My Magic Working [LCT007]

AMAJIKA - Got My Magic Working

Heavy South African cut, unearthed by Dene from La Casa Tropical. The origins of Amajika is a tale of two worlds colliding at the perfect moment and begin in KwaMushu Township outside Durban. Here would be where a young Tu Nokwe would set up a school to help teach other aspiring youngsters like herself in music, dance and acting. This would become known as the Amajika Youth and Children’s Art Project and would be run from the Nokwe home, a common hangout for artists at the time. Some boast 2000+ pupils going through this program while others claim it wasn’t more than a backyard dance group, but for the lucky group of kids that were members in the mid 80s it would be their chance at stardom. Fast forward 30 years from the original release to a smokey club where ESA hears Got My Magic Working played by Rush Hours Store’s own Bonnefooi. Instantly he inquires about the track from his homeland and feels it a perfect addition the repertoire of the Afro Synth band he is quietly cooking up. Here you have compiled the two title tracks from original Amajika singles along with the instrumental version by ESA’s Afro Synth Band.


Amajika – Got My Magic Working [LCT007]

One thought on “Amajika – Got My Magic Working [LCT007]

  1. Dear ESA’s Afro Synth band,

    Thank you for keeping Amajika out there…

    This is Tu Nokwe herself that you mention in your profile, I am still alive and kicking 🙂

    I am writing to make a formal connection with you, but most of all, to let you know that Amajika is still around and still making a lot of music, #AmajikaArtsAndLife

    It would be so nice if it were possible, to create an opportunity for us to meet up with the current kids of Amajika for performances and even a live videos.

    We can then go through anything we find important to discuss regarding Amajika, this project and more.

    Kind Regards,

    Tu Nokwe

    444 Marshal Str Belgravia 2094/
    P.O Box 33152 Belgravia 2043 (SafeHome4GBV@TheArtistsResidency)

    WhatsApp: +27 83 954 5444

    EPK 2018

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