Bantu Records 

  70 Juta Street, Braamfontein ,   Braamfontein         18 Jan 2024
The first queer black-owned vinyl store in Braam, Bantu Records has an impressive selection of jazz, neo-soul, broken beats, Afrobeats, and a vast representation of its local moniker – so it's a great place to browse for South African vinyls by black artists. The store's opening (Nov 2022) was spurred by the growth of online sales.

Bantu Records houses quality vinyls. Listen to a vinyl record playing and you can't argue that it adds atmosphere that digital music lacks – something that never goes out fashion.

The vinyl enthusiast and captain of this ship is Umlando Khumalo, who has been collecting records from a tender age. We enjoyed a sample of locally made Malcolm Jiyane Tree-O from the album Umdali on a record player while chatting about the archives of the greats you will find here, such as Bra Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba. Worth a leisurely visit. 


Bantu Records is a short drive from the Park Station Gautrain station. See our guide to the Gautrain here and download the Gautrain app for real-time updates on when the next Gautrain and Gautrain midi-bus is due. Visit for more information on the timetable and fares. #YourGautrainJourneyStartsHere


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat, Sun 09:00-16:00.

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