Category Archives: Afro beat

SONG OF THE DAY Osibisa – The Dawn

With an extensive back catalogue that reaches back to the end of the 1960’s, Osibisa are still going to this day! Albeit with a few line-up changes (the original band featured on the first three albums). This very experimental and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers – Talking Drum

“All the music that we do is based firmly on African traditions. So is rhythm and blues – but we try to get nearer the source, right down to the grass roots of the jungle – the sun, the heat, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Yishak Banjaw – Libey Ma’aduley

I don’t know what it is about this tune that makes me smile so much!? Is it the otherworldly, I-was-created-on-another-planet sound, the very enticing mystery in the melody, or just the sheer wonder of its simplicity….of course its all of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dexter Johnson & Le Super Star de Dakar – Something You Got

It’s not often I find myself liking a cover of a song more than the original, but with today’s song, I find this is the case. Originally recorded by Chris Kenner in 1961, Something You Got was also covered by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Ice V

When it comes to King Gizzard and their crazy prolific, genre-defying sound, you never quite know what you are going to get when you press play. Sometimes it works for me and sometimes it doesn’t, but they never cease to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Iftin Band – Sirmaqabe (No Secrets)

This tune is literally music to my ears! It makes me all melty inside, transmitting those tingles that you sometimes get when a melody or a beat, or whatever it is strikes a magic part in your soul! It’s a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chencho Trompeta y Los Brujos del Folklore (feat. Gertrudis Bonilla) – La Logia 

It’s not often you get to sit down and enjoy a song that lasts for over ten minutes, but today’s lengthy feast is a whopping 13 minutes of Colombian bliss! I’d love to share more about the band behind this … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Anbessa Orchestra – Werik’i (Gold)

“Werk’i (Gold) is a song that reflects back on moments of pure love. Enjoy!…” Today’s song had only been on for a few seconds, but I knew straight away it was headed somewhere deep, I could feel it in my … 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 Braen & Raskovich – Afro Flower

Today’s little funk/soul scorcher was previously unreleased until the Italian label, Four Flies Records, thankfully brought this little gem to light for the first time in 2018! Accompanied by a very cool B-side (which I will feature at a later … Continue reading

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