This 11-piece South African Afropop band and their ubiquitous pop-culture presence took South Africa, and the world, by surprise. They bashed out '80s-style pop riffs and weaved them into township tenure. As lead singer, Claire Johnston cooed through songs like “Special Star”, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and “Dance Sum More”. The band sounded loaded with compassion so real and raw, it marked a major turn in pre-'00s pop. With a message unmistakably of its historical moment—a post-apartheid celebration, step into Mango Groove's appeal—it's timeless.