Category Archives: afro funk

SONG OF THE DAY Here Lies Man – So Far Away

What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat?……………. This question is tantalizingly posed on Here Lies Man’s bio page and gloriously put into action in their fuzzed out afrorock compositions!  Here Lies Man are an L.A-based quintet founded and conceptualised by Marcos … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ngozi Family – Happy New Year

Well I don’t know if your New Year was as anti-climatic as mine, but if it wasn’t for music I’d possibly still be climbing my way out of a deep bottle of whiskey! But this is New Years Day and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 feat. Carlos Santana – Black Times

Nigerian-born Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti is the youngest son of the legendary afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti.  Better known as Seun Kuti and now a proficient musician in his own right, Seun is both a saxophonist and vocalist who impressively took on his father’s role as … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hamad Kalkaba – Astadjam Dada Saré

The good people of Analog Africa have described in great detail the story behind today’s artist! You can read the full article here, but the gist goes a little something like this: Whilst searching for treasures in a record shop … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Effi Duke & The Love Family – The Time Is Come

Brighton-based Mr Bongo will be releasing Mr Bongo Record Club Volume Two this November, their second compilation album which will pick up where Volume One left off!  This time,however, they have added a touch more soul and disco into the mix which will … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Johnny Popcorn – Cold World

You may already be familiar with the work of Philadelphia’s rock’n’soul three-piece Johnny Popcorn, but this is another new discovery for me! Describing themselves as a ‘rock band with a lot of soul’ the group as a whole consists of Hezekiah (Vocals), … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orchestra Of Spheres – Isness

I’m currently working my way through Nonagonic Now, an album by New Zealand’s vibrant Orchestra Of Spheres. I don’t know much about the band but intend to discover lots more in the near future.  Emerging from Wellington, New Zealand in 2010, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Funkees – Breakthrough

Afro-rock groovers, The Funkees formed in Nigeria in the late 1960’s, emerging at a time when their country was at civil war. Specialising in a brand of funky, upbeat afro-rock dance music, their sound became a staple part of the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Antibalas – Gold Rush

If ever there was a day I needed cheering up, today is it.. I’m blue with tooth problems and stressed with worry..my heart wasn’t even in finding a song tonight, I’m so preoccupied by discomfort.  Luckily I didn’t have to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jo Tongo – Piani

London and Paris-based label Africa Seven are purveyor’s of fine African music and with Jo Tongo’s forthcoming African Funk Experimentals (1968​-​1982 + 2017) album due for release at the end of this month, I feel we are in for another audio treat! Born Joseph Ekambi … Continue reading

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