After college Plunky Nkabinde
migrated to San Francisco and Ken Shabala
followed. In 1969 they met vibraphonist, Lon Moshe
from Chicago and joined an African avante-garde group called Ndikho and the Natives, led by South African pianist/percussionist, Ndikho Xaba
. The group recorded one L.P. "Ndikho and the Natives".