Category Archives: afro funk

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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SONG OF THE DAY Orchestra Baobab – Kelen Ati Leen

Orchestra Baobab formed in Dakar in the early 1970’s, introducing a unique sound that was to become an instant hit!  Fusing together Latin and African influences, the band created a very different sound which quickly became extremely popular.  Many of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Damas Swing Orchestra – Odylife

One thing I love about labels that dedicate their time and energy to unearthing obscure and rare music is that they discover so much more than I ever could and it’s thanks to them that I now have the chance … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Afous D’Afous – Nak Amahah

If bands like Tinariwen are your thing, Afous D’Afous are a six-piece desert blues outfit worth checking out! Hailing from Tamanrasset in southern Algeria, the band are still relatively unknown in world music circles, whilst at home in the Tuareg … Continue reading

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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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