Formed in the late sixties and originally known as The Beaters, the South African group consisting of guitarists Selby Ntuli and Saitana (real name: Monty Ndimande), bassist Alec Khaoli and drummer Sipho Mabuse decided to change their name to Harari during a tour through Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1976. The name is taken from a township outside Salisbury (which is now the capital, Harare).

With their afro-rock/funk/fusion style they achieved huge successes back home and in the neighbouring states, and they were the first local black pop/rock band to appear on South African TV.

Their label, Gallo, struck a two-album deal with the US A&M and their 1980 single, "Party", entered the American Disco Hot 100 in 1982.

However, by 1984 the group had disbanded, and the members launched successful solo careers.

Harari Discography


Harari Rufaro Happiness (Album) The Sun South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
GL 1930 Harari Genesis(LP) Gallo GL 1930 South Africa 1977 Sell This Version
ML 4236 Harari Manana(LP) Gallo ML 4236 South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
Harari Kala-Harari - Rock (Album) Gallo South Africa 1979 Sell This Version
Harari Heatwave (Album) Gallo (Africa) Ltd. Mozambique 1980 Sell This Version
ML 4537 Harari Flying Out(LP, Album) Gallo Records ML 4537 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
Harari Harari (Comp, Album) A&M Records US 1982 Sell This Version
ML 4638 Harari Home Brew(LP, Album) Rufaro ML 4638 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
HUL 501 Harari Street Sounds(LP) Gallo Records HUL 501 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
Harari Heartbeat Rufaro South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
HUL 40130 Harari Bad Boys(LP, Album) Gallo Records HUL 40130 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
HUL 516 Harari Set Me Free(LP) CBS HUL 516 Kenya Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Harari Party A&M Records US 1980 Sell This Version
PD 1880 Harari Party / Soul Fire(7", Single) Gallo Records PD 1880 Zimbabwe 1980 Sell This Version
AIT-HIT 25 Harari Party(7") A.I.T. Records AIT-HIT 25 Kenya 1980 Sell This Version
PD 1925 Harari Soul Fire(7", Single) Gallo (Africa) Ltd. PD 1925 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
PD 2090, ABC 10974 Harari Madala(7", Single) Rufaro, Gallo (Africa) Ltd. PD 2090, ABC 10974 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
XPD 2168 Harari Harari(12", Single) Gallo XPD 2168 Mozambique 1983 Sell This Version
XPD 2168, RBM 014 Harari, Pat Shange Harari, Pat Shange - Boogie Through The Night (Sipho Masube) / Dance (Dub)(12") Gallo, Gallo XPD 2168, RBM 014 Mozambique 1983 Sell This Version
PD 2167 Harari Boogie Through The Night / Funky Kunga(7", Single) Rufaro PD 2167 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
PD 2151 Harari Winning (7", Single) Rufaro PD 2151 Zimbabwe 1983 Sell This Version
Harari Set Me Free Gallo Mozambique 1984 Sell This Version
Black Disco, Harari Black Disco, Harari - Night Express / Musikana Matsuli Music UK 2015 Sell This Version


DGL 753/4 Harari The Best Of(LP, Album, Comp) Gallo Records DGL 753/4 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
Harari Greatest Hits Volume 1 (Comp) Gallo Music Productions South Africa 1990 Sell This Version

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