Category Archives: afro funk

SONG OF THE DAY Sharaf Band feat. Xaawo Hiiraan – Kadeed Badanaa Naftaydani (My Life is Full of Tribulations)

 “This stunning compilation of ’70s songs from Somalia (with an incredible backstory) has the verve of ’90s hip-hop & the soul of Ethio jazz.” The intriguing description above drew my attention to some more exciting new sounds tonight!!  New York’s … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kologbo – Don’t Mind Them

The vibrant life of guitar legend Oghene Kologbo began in Nigeria, 1957.  Born to the famous highlife musician Joe King Kologbo, Oghene became involved in music as a teenager.  It was at this age that he began performing with the revolutionary Afrobeat … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics – Be Counted

Nigerian musical innovator Orlando Julius made his reputation internationally in the mid-’60s with his smash album Super Afro Soul, which was not only considered to be very much ahead of its time when released, but has helped to shape the funk … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Bombillas – Tortuga

LA’s, The Bombilla’s, have tonight succeeded in getting up me dancing; it started off as a foot tap but it didn’t take long before I was up off my chair, breaking moves across the floor..the kitchen floor that is! Their … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Vincent Ahehehinnou – Best Woman

NOTICE: The Listening Post Blog is taking a short break and will be back on Monday 27th March! Whilst away, new sounds will continue to be sourced so that there will be plenty to share upon my return! See you … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Rob – Make It Fast, Make It Slow

Are you ready to get funky? If the answer is yes then you had better brace yourself, for this is one racy ride! Courtesy of the great Soundway Records  I’ve stumbled upon ROB, an “enigmatic recording artist from Ghana.”  Releasing two … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Blitz The Ambassador – Running

This week sees the release of the Brooklyn-based, Ghanian-American’s forth studio album, ‘Diasporadical’ which, with less than three days to wait, is something I am really looking forward to. Coming out via Jakarta Records there are three tracks available to preview … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Little Mack With Sun Ra & His Arkestra – Tell Her To Come Home

Strut records have just released the definitive collection of singles released by Sun Ra across his fantastic career, spanning 1952 to 1991. Known as the cosmic jazz master, Sun Ra released prolifically during the 1950’s and more sporadically thereafter, primarily … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Black Flower – Artifacts

“Psyche-delicious and accessible 21st century Ethiodubjazz. As if John Zorn put on Fela Kuti’s shoes and imbibed Mulatu Astatke’s whirls” If escaping and drifting away on a chilly Sunday evening is something you could find yourself slightly partial to, then … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Fela Kuti – I Know Your Feeling

Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician and composer Fela Kuti has often been described as one of Africa’s most “challenging and charismatic music performers.”  Hailed as a “superstar, singer, musician, Panafricanist, polygamist, mystic, legend,” Kuti was also a human rights activist and political extremist, … Continue reading

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