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Mango Groove Releases New Album

South African supergroup, Mango Groove releases their first new album in 7 years. Faces To The Sun is available on iTunes and has been in stores since 4 November 2016.

The new album, Faces To The Sun, comprises 24 songs and includes 9 all-new, original Mango Groove tracks. The album also features 15 powerful and touching renditions of classic South African songs, with collaborations with some of SA’s finest artists.

The new material celebrates Mango Groove’s skilful penmanship, with the lead single entitled ‘From The Get Go’. Other stand out tracks include the beautiful ‘Kindand the title track, ‘Faces To The Sun’. 

’’Wow! This really was a project of the heart for us. Over four years in the making and a host of new songs we are really proud of. And, at the same time, a chance to celebrate our favourite SA songs from the last few decades.’’ – Claire Johnston

The collaborations are truly special with legendary and new artists alike, adding their voices to unforgettable songs like Mmalo We, Malaika, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Kinders Van Die Wind and Another Country, to mention but a few. Featured artists include Rebecca Malope, Vusi Mahlasela, Juanita du Plessis, Zolani Mahola from Freshly Ground, Kurt Darren, Romanz, Mo T from Mi Casa, and “Big Voice Jack” Lerole (his last ever recordings), among others.

Claire Johnston continues, ‘In many ways, for Mango Groove the Faces to the Sun project was about much more than music, as it was about celebrating being South African in all its many forms. In essence, the two CDs are really just different sides of the same coin. If “Memories and Moments” (the first CD) celebrates where we have come from, and the great SA tracks that have touched us through the decades, then Here,”Now and Forever” (the second CD) is very much about Mango Groove today, and where we are going in the future.’

New Album
Mango Groove Faces to the Sun album cover art courtesy of Warner Music.

New Album Giveaways with with Creative Feel

From the 31 October right up until the in-store album launch on 4 November, Creative Feel gave away physical copies of Faces To The Sun. The giveaway took place across our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the#FeelTheGroove and #FacesToTheSun hashtags in celebration of the new album from Mango Groove.

Facebook: 31 October – 4 November 2016

  • Lalenthra Naidoo was the winner of our Facebook competition.

Instagram: 1 – 3 November 2016

Winners for our Instagram competition were:

  • Popo Mfubu,
  • Carla Gouws, and
  • Claudia Lange

Twitter: Friday, 4th November 2016

  • Kogie Naidoo and Thapelo Moetsi were winners of our Twitter competition

Get the digital copy of Faces To The Sun straight from iTunes here.


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