Category Archives: afro funk

SONG OF THE DAY Abelardo Carbono y su Grupo – La Piña Madura

A native of the Caribbean coast of Colombia, Abelardo Carbono achieved legendary status in his country’s storied ranks of musical icons by combining the homegrown sounds of cumbia with the chiming guitars of West African soukous.  With the exception of a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Andrea Benini – El Guerrero

Anything drum orientated and rhythm-based is going to attract my attention, there’s no doubt about that…and, fortunately for me, today’s discovery just happens to be a gorgeous percussive-orientated composition that blends old traditions with modern beats. Producer, composer and percussionist/drummer … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ebo Taylor – Yen Ara

You may recall me writing about Ghanaian artist, Ebo Taylor back in February this year after UK label, Mr Bongo reissued Ebo Taylor and the Pelican’s self-titled album in November 2017.  Fusing highlife with soul, funk and jazz, Ebo Taylor was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hailu Mergia and the Walias — Eti Gual Blenai

Born in Debre Birhan, Showa Province, in 1946, Hailu Mergia is a master accordionist, veteran bandleader, arranger and keyboardist whose massive contribution to the jazz-funk sounds of Ethiopia spans over decades.  So impressive is this artist that at the tender age … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Franck Biyong – Fai Mbuh

“We were booked to perform at this outdoor festival in Orleans and as we were about to depart from Paris, our percussionist still was nowhere to be found. We eventually had to travel without him, as we couldn’t afford to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Les Sympathics – A Min We Vo Nou We

Just over ten years ago Analog Africa ‘s label owner and avid vinyl collector, Samy Ben Redjeb took a trip to Cotonou, Benin in the hope of seeking out some new and interesting records.  What was unearthed when he arrived and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Funkees – Slipping Into Darkness

It was thanks to Soundway Records that I discovered The Funkees late last year and I am thanking them again tonight for their latest release, for this is a true Funkees-fest!!! For this offering Soundway Records haven’t featured just one … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kologbo – Change the System

Nigerian Afrobeat guitar legend Oghene Kologbo has been making music ever since he was a young teenager!  Spending many years performing with Fela Kuti, he later went on to record more than 50 records with his band, Afrika 70. So rejuvenated … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Karl Hector & the Malcouns – Samai Thaqil

Tying in nicely with yesterdays afro-psych funk belter, I am featuring another great track from a band I haven’t covered in nearly three years!! Shame on me!!!..I need to cover a whole lot more of this raw funk stuff!!..and what … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Whitefield Brothers – Safari Strut

Today’s smasher of a song is another chance find that I happened to stumble upon earlier today and I’ve just been reading about he band behind it. The Whitefield Brothers are a German Afro-psych, funk band consisting of brothers Jan … Continue reading

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