Category Archives: Afrobeat

SONG OF THE DAY Kologbo – Don’t Mind Them

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

Are you ready to get funky? If the answer is yes then you had better brace yourself, for this is one racy ride! Courtesy of the great Soundway Records  I’ve stumbled upon ROB, an “enigmatic recording artist from Ghana.”  Releasing two … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Hygrades – Rough Rider

Inspired by an article I read last night on Bandcamp about Nigerian artist, Joe Kink Kologbo, I dug out my copy of Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Jazz Funk in 1970’s Nigeria and gave it a good blast in the car whilst driving about today! … 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 GOAT – Temple Rhythms

Sweden’s secret psych-rockers may have mysterious masked identities but one thing is for certain, their sound is unique and instantly detectable. This Christmas Santa Claus kindly deposited GOAT’s third studio album under my tree and I couldn’t be more chuffed … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Miriam Makeba – Intandane

Following up on the inspirations behind yesterday’s song, ‘Makeba,’ I thought I’d check out the woman who influenced its creation.  Zenzile Miriam Makeba, aka Mama Africa, was an iconic South African singer/songwriter and civil rights activist. Emerging in the early 60’s … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Fela Kuti – I Know Your Feeling

Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician and composer Fela Kuti has often been described as one of Africa’s most “challenging and charismatic music performers.”  Hailed as a “superstar, singer, musician, Panafricanist, polygamist, mystic, legend,” Kuti was also a human rights activist and political extremist, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Papa Chango – New Moon

I’ve been a big fan of the great Ethiopian Jazz musician, Mulatu Estatke for many years now and have more recently been delighted to stumble across like-minded bands such as, Family Atlantica, The Sorcerers, Karl Hector & The Malcouns…and now Papa Chango! Papa … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Blitz The Ambassador – Shine

You may remember a few days ago I covered Blitz the Ambassador’s new single ‘Heaven (Feat. Tumi)’, a truly upbeat blast of afrobeat-funk which danced into my ears and got me dancing in my slippers. This December sees the release … Continue reading

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