Harari

Harari

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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.
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Harari Discography

Albums

GL 1874 Harari Rufaro Happiness (Album) The Sun GL 1874 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
ML 4303 Harari Kala-Harari - Rock (Album) Gallo ML 4303 South Africa 1979 Sell This Version
ML 4447 Harari Heatwave(LP, Album) Gallo (Africa) Ltd. ML 4447 Mozambique 1980 Sell This Version
ML 4447 Harari Heatwave(LP, Album) Gallo ML 4447 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
ML 4537 Harari Flying Out(LP, Album) Gallo Records ML 4537 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
SP-6-4887 Harari Harari (Comp, Album) A&M Records SP-6-4887 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
HUL 40092 Harari Heartbeat Rufaro HUL 40092 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

SP-17183 Harari Party A&M Records SP-17183 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
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
XPD 2277 Harari Set Me Free Gallo XPD 2277 Mozambique 1984 Sell This Version
none Black Disco, Harari Black Disco, Harari - Night Express / Musikana(10", Ltd, Promo, Smplr, Cle) Matsuli Music none UK 2015 Sell This Version
none Black Disco, Harari Black Disco, Harari - Night Express / Musikana(10", Ltd, Promo, Smplr) Matsuli Music none UK 2015 Sell This Version

Compilations

DGL 753/4 Harari The Best Of(LP, Album, Comp) Gallo Records DGL 753/4 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
AC 52 Harari Greatest Hits Volume 1 (Comp) Gallo Music Productions AC 52 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version

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