Category Archives: Afrobeat

SONG OF THE DAY Kingdom of Kaffa – Dawa Ya moto ni moto

“Pure east African grooves. Heavy drums, vibrating flute on one side, a dirty organ on the other…” This welcomed recommendation found me today and I have to say I’m rather chuffed to have been pointed in the direction of this … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Budos Band – Gun Metal Grey

Ahead of their upcoming sixth studio album, Long In The Tooth, Brooklyn’s electrifying psychedelic afro-soul instrumental funksters, The Budos Band, have released second single, Gun Metal Grey.  The song follows the record’s debut single and title track which, along with … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Black Truth Rhythm Band – Umbala

Hailing from Trinidad, Black Truth Rhythm Band were a large ensemble fronted by vocalist Oluko Imo.  Their sound was different to a lot of music circulating in this region at the time as it avoided looking to American popular music … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lightning Orchestra – White Tiger

Lightning orchestra is a syndicate of interstellar sorcerers and deranged mutants masquerading as a band of human musicians from the planet Earth. They would like to wish one and all… FREEDOM OF CREATION! ECSTATIC CELEBRATION! Last month this collective of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gibson Kente – Saduva

The simplicity of Saduva permits serious mind freedom; just let it all go and let your thoughts wander…….Smooth and with a groove that nourishes the very hairs it raises, the space in this sound is utterly absorbing and as mellow melodic … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cos​-​Ber​-​Zam – Ne Noya

Ten years ago the fantastic Analog Africa released an absolute gem of a compilation entitled “Afro​-​Beat Airways – West African Shock Waves – Ghana & Togo 1972​-​1978″.  Consisting of 15 organ-driven, cosmic Afro-funk and Afro-beat tracks, the record took an … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sergun Bucknor – La La La

Whilst Nigerian-born singer, pianist, guitarist and composer, Segun Bucknor may not be a household name like his contemporary Feli Kuti, he was still widely revered and highly popular in Nigeria, Ghana and Benin.  Perhaps this lack of international recognition was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Rwenzori’s – Handsome Boy (E Wara) Pt 1&2

I find myself in a similar situation to yesterday with regards to today’s song as there just isn’t much information out there about the band behind today’s little afrofunk gem! What I can tell you is that this six and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mary Afi Usuah – Call Me Your Lover

Oh wow! I can’t tell you how happy I am to have stumbled upon this cracker today! It reminds me of Nora Dean’s Angle Lala in some ways and I’m loving every second of this track! A powerful woman of funk, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Here Lies Man – Clad in Silver

What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat?……………. This question was tantalisingly posed by LA’s Here Lies Man back in 2017 to accompany the arrival of their self-titled debut.  Gloriously put into action in their fuzzed out afrorock compositions the L.A-based quintet … Continue reading

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