Category Archives: Afro beat

SONG OF THE DAY Abelardo Carbono y su Grupo – La Piña Madura

A native of the Caribbean coast of Colombia, Abelardo Carbono achieved legendary status in his country’s storied ranks of musical icons by combining the homegrown sounds of cumbia with the chiming guitars of West African soukous.  With the exception of a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kologbo feat. Monkuti – Cool Down

Nigerian Afrobeat guitar legend Oghene Kologbo has been making music ever since he was a young teenager!  Spending many years performing with Fela Kuti, he later went on to record more than 50 records with his band, Afrika 70. To celebrate … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ebo Taylor – Yen Ara

You may recall me writing about Ghanaian artist, Ebo Taylor back in February this year after UK label, Mr Bongo reissued Ebo Taylor and the Pelican’s self-titled album in November 2017.  Fusing highlife with soul, funk and jazz, Ebo Taylor was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Franck Biyong – Fai Mbuh

“We were booked to perform at this outdoor festival in Orleans and as we were about to depart from Paris, our percussionist still was nowhere to be found. We eventually had to travel without him, as we couldn’t afford to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Les Sympathics – A Min We Vo Nou We

Just over ten years ago Analog Africa ‘s label owner and avid vinyl collector, Samy Ben Redjeb took a trip to Cotonou, Benin in the hope of seeking out some new and interesting records.  What was unearthed when he arrived and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Vula Viel – Yes Yaa Yaa

Three years ago London-based Vula Viel released their eponymous debut album as a 6-piece band and whilst the date of its follow-up is yet to be announced, it has been confirmed that a new record is due sometime this year. … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Funkees – Slipping Into Darkness

It was thanks to Soundway Records that I discovered The Funkees late last year and I am thanking them again tonight for their latest release, for this is a true Funkees-fest!!! For this offering Soundway Records haven’t featured just one … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ayuune Sule – How to get There 

Today’s song is a proper little ray of sunshine!…this is feel good music! Ayuune Ayirizeme Suley, a.k.a Ayuune Suley, is best known by his fans simply as Sule. Born on 16th March, 1979 to a popular business man called Baba Ayirizeme … Continue reading

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Commandant Coustou – Cochon St. Antoine (Ti Paris)

French label, MaAuLa Records have just released a new compilation album entitled MaAuLa​-​o​-​rama Vol​.​2 – Exotic Potpourri.  The album, as described on their Bandcamp page, consists of: “10 French groups who reclaim music from the world with which they have … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mabuta – Log Out Shut Down (featuring Buddy Wells)

  South African bassist, composer and producer, Shane Cooper is no stranger to the music industry.  Having already won awards as a jazz performer and electronic producer when he performed under the moniker Card On Spokes, the Cape Town native … Continue reading

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