Category Archives: Afro-latin

SONG OF THE DAY Al Duncan – Bawana Jinde

A while ago I stumbled upon a website called The Exotica Project (one hundred dreamland 45’s), a venture created to explore a somewhat disparate collection of one hundred exotic-themed 45s through the motifs that unite them.  The website is well … 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 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 Orchestra Baobab – Foulo

The sunshine is beaming through my windows, the sky is clear blue and everything is sparkling on this fine Sunday afternoon, and I now have the perfect song to accompany this beautiful day: Orchestra Baobab’s, Faulo. The Senegalese Afro-pop legends first … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Snooks Eaglin – Malaguena

In 1928 ‘Malaguena’ was written by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, its lyrics originally written in Spanish.  Since then it has become a popular jazz, blues and marching band standard with the lyrics being transferred to several different languages. In 1959 … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Xenia Rubinos – Laugh Clown

Brooklyn-based composer Xenia Rubinos released her debut album earlier this June and if you are already familiar with ‘Black Terry Cat’,  you will no doubt appreciate what I am saying when I describe this album as a passionate, powerful and personal … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Soluzion – Strength

What a glorious song! Literally five seconds in and I just knew that that this was going to be a good listen, and then the supersonic sounds of ‘Strength’ unfolded! The magic behind this sound lies within the hands of four very … Continue reading

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