Category Archives: Afro Cuban

SONG OF THE DAY Sabu Martinez – My Christina

Oh me oh my!! This is sublime!!! Listen to those heavenly tumbling rhythms as they gracefully cascade over that sinuous flute melody, rolling out into a body of primeval groove! This heady treat has bewitched me with its hypnotic incantation … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Raúl Monsalve y los Forajidos – Bocón ft. Luzmira Zerpa

““Bichos” is not only a superb introduction to Raúl Monsalve, but also to a swathe of incredible musicians you might still be unfamiliar with. It’s also a brilliant window into the rich musical seam of Venezuelan music, and an excellent … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cyril Diaz Et Son Orchestre – Feeling Happy

Set up by the late Henri Debs during the late ‘50’s, Disques Debs was a label that ran out of Guadeloupe.  Both the label and studio have continued to run for over 50 years, releasing  over 300 7” singles and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orchestra Baobab – Mouhamadou Bamba

Named after the religious leader, Mouhamadou Bamba, Africa Baobab released an album in his memory in 1980!  Now, almost forty years after its first release and in partnership with a rejuvinated Syllart Records, Sterns have reissued this album as a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY El Rego et son ensemble typique – Bambino-Blue

Take a few minutes out to savour today’s smooth, sweet instrumental treat!  With it’s meandering melody and sultry jazz/blues undertones, this is music to watch the world go by with, or to sit and drink with..this is a sound that … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Paolo Ferrara – Percussion Blues

With such a funky fusion of Latin,  jazz, funk and soul all erupting on in one track, how could I not fall for this gorgeous chunk of percussive heaven! Originally released on Italian composer, conductor and keyboardist Paolo Ferrara’s 1975 … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Here Lies Man – Clad in Silver

What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat?……………. This question was tantalisingly posed by LA’s Here Lies Man back in 2017 to accompany the arrival of their self-titled debut.  Gloriously put into action in their fuzzed out afrorock compositions the L.A-based quintet … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jungle Fire – Snake Pit

Jungle Fire are a rousing bunch of musicians from LA.  Their original fusions incorporate a fine blend of Latin, funk, Afro and soul, earning them the title of the Tropi-Funk Juggernauts! Starting out with the intentions of only ever being … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Afro-Cuban All Stars – Amor Verdadero (remastered)

A Toda Cuba le Gusta was the Afro-Cuban All Stars’ first studio album originally released in 1997 on World Circuit Records. The record was the first of a three consecutive recordings that took place in early 1996, all of which were … Continue reading

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