Category Archives: Afrobeat

SONG OF THE DAY Ignace de Souza & The Melody Aces – Asaw Fofor

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 began his … 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 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 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 Kologbo – Get Rich Quick

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

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SONG OF THE DAY Chick Willis — Sometimes Soon

If it wasn’t for the hard work of labels such like Germany’s Tramp Records, so much good music would simply disappear in obscurity and that would surely be a tragedy!  This is why labels that dedicate their time to reissuing … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 feat. Carlos Santana – Black Times

Nigerian-born Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti is the youngest son of the legendary afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti.  Better known as Seun Kuti and now a proficient musician in his own right, Seun is both a saxophonist and vocalist who impressively took on his father’s role as … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Blood Wine or Honey – The Forest Is Expecting You

At just over seven minutes long today’s song utilises every minute perfectly, enticing you in right from the start with a curious fusion of gripping sounds and heavy rhythms.  The intro alone lasts over two minutes and gradually builds upon … Continue reading

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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 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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