National Wake

National Wake

National Wake

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    Apr 1982 • 10 songs

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National Wake

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The National Wake were a mixed-race punk band in the township of Soweto in South Africa between 1976, and 1981. The band grew out of the student uprising in Soweto in 1976 through a series of loose jam sessions during the commune explosion of that year. Founded by Jewish immigrant Ivan Kadey, and the rhythmsection comprised of two Soweto-born brothers, Gary and Punka Khoza, and guitarist Steve Moni, the band played its own mix of punk, reggae, and township-inspired funk. They released one album in 1981, which sold a little more than 700 copies. Due to pressure from the aparth...
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