28 Sep 2013

The National Wake

From Access All Areas, 4:10 pm on 28 September 2013

The National Wake
The National Wake.

Forming a multi-cultural punk-reggae band in apartheid-era South Africa was a brave move. Based in Johannesburg, National Wake were accepted in the underground and the township nightclub circuit. It was getting there and home that could be the problem.

Their only album Walk In Africa 1979-81 has just been reissued, after being banned in South Africa in 1981.
Trevor Reekie talks with The National Wake's founding member Ivan Kadey.