Category Archives: African

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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SONG OF THE DAY Mazouni – Je pense à celle

 Ahhh..why has it taken me so long to share this song?? I thought I had featured the wonders of Mazouni many weeks ago, but I haven’t it would seem!! So here goes! One thing’s for sure, I’m not spoilt for … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Lulus Band – Nana

Taken from their extensive back-catalogue, Nana is an Afrofunk delight originally released in 1977 by Kenyan outfit, The Lulus Band. Led by Daniel Kamau Mwai, a.k.a DK, the group celebrated an extensive musical career that spanned over the mid-to-late-70’s. Most … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY 75 Dollar Bill – Beni Said

75 Dollar Bill are one of those band’s I’m amazed I’ve never stumbled upon until now!! How have I missed this band, these creators of mesmerising and enchanting dust-driven dreamy sound for what has nearly been a decade since their … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Africa Show – Massanga Mama

If you are anything like me and find slowing down and stopping a rather alien prospect, then today’s serenade may just aid your plight… Slow your mind and the rest will follow! Originally released on an Angolan label called N’Gola … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Black Truth Rhythm Band – Ifetayo

It was a nearly a year ago that I came upon the one and only album released by Black Truth Rhythm Band. Issued in 1976 on New York label Charlie’s Records, Ifetayo (Love Excells All) was the only record the group … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orchestre Anassoua-Jazz De Parakou-Nord Dahomey – Bakassine Gabou

Parakou is a remote town just over 400 km north of Cotonou and was home Orchestre Anassoua-Jazz de Parakou. The band recorded a series of singles and EPs for Albarika though the 70s (plus a handful for other labels) but … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ali Hassan Kuban – Mabruk

Known as the “Captain” or (later) “Godfather” of Nubian music, Ali Hassan Kuban was a Nubian singer, band leader and self-taught musician. His compositions never strayed far from his Nubian people’s musical roots, but as his popularity grew in the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Celestine Ukwu and his Philosophers National – Okwukwe Na Nchekwube

Nigerian artist Celestine Ukwu grew up in a musical family and from a very young age he was surrounded by and inspired greatly by music! In his all-too-short life (he died at just 37 in a car accident) he brought … Continue reading

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