Category Archives: African

SONG OF THE DAY Menelik Wossenachew – Tezeta

Tezeta is a song originally constructed by the wonderful Mulatu Astatke sometime in the late 1960’s, early 1970’s. Translating as ‘nostalgia’ or ‘longing’, the song is composed as an instrumental piece by Mulatu, but today’s cover has a vocal element, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tak Shindo ‎- Mombasa Love Song

Born in America in 1922, Takeshi “Tak” Shindo was a Japanese American musician, composer and arranger best known for his prominence in the world of exotica music. Active throughout the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, his main instruments were the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination – Amalinja

The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination were a band formed by three ex-members of Fela Kuti’s 1960s highlife-jazz outfit, the Koola Lobitos –  this being the prototype band Fela Kuti set-up before changing the name to Africa 70 in 1970. Consisting … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Les Golden Hands – Amal Hayati

So enchanted was I by this band the other day that I promised I would cover the b-side to the song I featured last Thursday…and here it is!! Amal Hayati compliments is counterpart perfectly with a psychedelic and hypnotic trip … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Les Golden Hands – Fat El Miaâd

Sometimes the sheer volume of music out there waiting to be discovered just blows my mind, especially when I come across little beacons of magic like today’s song! There is a lot of conflicting information about Les Golden Hands and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Eugène Mona – Faut da ou lévé

Music stirs many an emotion within us, which is why it’s power is so immense and immeasurable, and most probably why so many of us connect with it on sooo many levels! Today’s song has overwhelmed me with enchantment and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Shaolin Afronauts – The Scarab

There’s a real nice combination of soothing verses tension whirling about in this immersive instrumental delight today, and though you may be forgiven for thinking this is the work of The Budos Band or The Sorcerers, this is, in fact, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY ⛄ Houghas Sorowonko ‎– A Groovy Christmas And New Year 🎄

When it comes to Christmas music, it can be a laborious mission hauling through the many festive offerings there out there! Finding that something special can be tricky, but today’s song says it all really, and what’s more, this is … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Geno Exilie – Lan Mise

Founded in London in 1999, Strut Records have become one of the leading labels for reissue, compilations and new studio albums all gathered from the field of African, Caribbean, Latin, jazz, soul and disco. In the early days they were … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Big Beats – Mi Nsumõõ Bo Dõnn

Back in 2008, Soundway Records unleashed an album that encapsulated years of research in what to be 33 original and previously unreleased tracks!! Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968 – 1981 was ten years in the making … Continue reading

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