Category Archives: Afro-latin

SONG OF THE DAY Charles Lembe et Son Orchestra – Quiero Wapatcha

The wondrous fusion of West African and Latin never ceases to amaze me when it comes to Afro-Cuban sounds – the two (seemingly) different elements work so well together. Today’s song is a fine example of this harmonious union and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chencho Trompeta y Los Brujos del Folklore (feat. Gertrudis Bonilla) – La Logia 

It’s not often you get to sit down and enjoy a song that lasts for over ten minutes, but today’s lengthy feast is a whopping 13 minutes of Colombian bliss! I’d love to share more about the band behind this … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Zotobre – Lagen

I relish today’s song for many reasons!  When you first hear it and those crisp patters of tingling rhythms dance towards you, its hard to place the song…is it new or old? The intro keeps up the suspense and its … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Raúl Monsalve y los Forajidos – Bocón ft. Luzmira Zerpa

““Bichos” is not only a superb introduction to Raúl Monsalve, but also to a swathe of incredible musicians you might still be unfamiliar with. It’s also a brilliant window into the rich musical seam of Venezuelan music, and an excellent … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bubaza – Ice Breaker

Put out just over a week ago as an introductory release comes today’s highly charged and aptly titled, Ice Breaker. Brimming with enchantment and mystery, this Latin/Afro-inspired big-beat instrumental is the A-side to Bubaza’s debut single, released via Colemine Records. … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orchestre Super Borgou De Parakou – Dadon Gabou Yo Sa Be No​.​2

If Analog Africa are in the reissue driving seat, you can pretty much guarantee the trip is going to be a good one! In today’s case, this little journey takes you through six years of West Africa’s, Le Super Borgou … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Minyo Crusaders & Frente Cumbiero – Cumbia del Monte Fuji

For their latest release, Tokyo-based Minyo Crusaders have joined forces with the Colombian Cumbia pioneers, Frente Cumbiero (lead by Colombian songwriter and producer Mario Galeano Toro – also a founding member of Ondatrópica and Los Pirañas).  This beautiful explosion of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orchestra Baobab – Mouhamadou Bamba

Named after the religious leader, Mouhamadou Bamba, Africa Baobab released an album in his memory in 1980!  Now, almost forty years after its first release and in partnership with a rejuvinated Syllart Records, Sterns have reissued this album as a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Noude Ma Gnin Tche De Me

‘The riches of Vodoun rhythms are of such magnitude that one would never get to the bottom of it – we’ve tried.’                                      … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Echocentrics – Gettin’ Away With Your Gal (feat. Bill Callahan)

Fronted by Austin-based two-time Grammy nominated producer & multi-instrumentalist Adrian Quesada, The Echocentrics are a band that fuses an exotic blend of Afrobeat, Latin funk, and Brazilian folk. Emerging in 2011, Quesada constructs interesting cross-cultural songs, often mixing multiple languages, … Continue reading

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