Category Archives: latin world

SONG OF THE DAY Ghost Funk Orchestra – What Now

This band’s title, Ghost Funk Orchestra is interesting enough in itself, but if you connect the substance of sound with the style of name, what you get is a very dynamic blend of DIY psychedelic soul, latin funk/jazz, hip hop … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra – Che Che Colé

This glorious little chunk of Latin funk was originally released in 1970 by the salsa pioneering duo, Willie Colón & Héctor Lavoe.  The pair formed in New York in 1967, bringing together the musical forces of Colón’s trombone playing with Lavoe’s percussion … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Juana Molina – Cosoco

Juana Molina first came to my attention in 2014 when I was watching some Glastonbury footage on TV, her performance completely stood out for me, so much so I featured the unique, bass-driven sounds of Eras shortly after. Hailing from Argentina, Juana … 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 Cyril Diaz & His Orchestra – Taboo

Courtesy of the great Soundway records (yet again), I was first introduced to the exotic sounds of Cyril Diaz & His Orchestra nearly two years ago when I featured Voodoo at the end of May 2015. Originating from 1950’s Trinidad, Cyril Diaz was … 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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SONG OF THE DAY (ALBUM FOR THE WEEK) Nicola Cruz – Prender el Alma

As of tomorrow The Listening Post Blog will be going offline for a few days to take a short break, but fear not, I shall be back by the weekend with plenty more songs to share, oh yes! In these … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY King N’gom – Viva Marvillas

Analog Africa are a German label specialising in raw, funky and psychedelic tropical sounds from Africa and Latin America from the 60’s and 70’s.  Their latest release is a energised compilation titled “Senegal 70 – Sonic Gems & Previously Unreleased … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY La Mecánica Popular – Móntame En La Tormenta (Riders On the Storm)

Covered by the likes of Nigel Kennedy, Wolfmother and Annabel Lamb, this song has been one of my favourite tracks ever since I can remember.  Originally written by one of my all time favourite bands The Doors, a new rendition … Continue reading

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