Category Archives: afro funk

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 Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – Ecoute Ma Melodie

“Take funk, soul, psychedelia and rumba, mix it up with a thick dose of heavy local rhythms and throw everything in a Benin grinder. The brew is then mixed up with hypnotic Farfisa solos, gritty guitar riffs, distorted bass lines, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Alegres Diablos – La Motilona

..maybe I shouldn’t be listening to this before bed, the percussion is s0 wired, but it’s lovely!! I’ll risk a sleepless night for the delights of this rhythmic madness any day!! Perhaps way to much for me to go into … 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 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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SONG OF THE DAY ⛄ Houghas Sorowonko ‎– A Groovy Christmas And New Year 🎄

When it comes to Christmas music, it can be a laborious mission hauling through the many festive offerings there out there! Finding that something special can be tricky, but today’s song says it all really, and what’s more, this is … Continue reading

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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 In Motion Collective – Tah’s Theme

Formed as a Californian trio in 2010, In Motion Collective later developed into a whopping 10-piece, horn-heavy powerhouse and features group members: Joe Harrison (Tenor Saxophone, Piano), Jesse Audelo (Baritone Saxophone), Billy Edwall (Trumpet), Michael Armstrong (Trombone), Dillon Casey (Guitar), … Continue reading

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