Category Archives: World

SONG OF THE DAY Vieux Farka Touré – Ba Kaitere

Son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. Following in his Dad’s musical footsteps, Vieux has been referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara,” declaring since his teenage years … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics – Be Counted

Nigerian musical innovator Orlando Julius made his reputation internationally in the mid-’60s with his smash album Super Afro Soul, which was not only considered to be very much ahead of its time when released, but has helped to shape the funk … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Majid Bekkas – Mrhaba (Cervo Edit)

Today’s song was an instant YES PLEASE for me with its inviting, uplifting and upbeat feel; this is the kind of slap in the face that you welcome when you are feeling tired after a long day, this is the vibrant … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Flamingods – Kewali

“We like to make noise with instruments collected from around the world.” Flamingods. The Flamingods are an exquisite blend of 5 musicians, all of whom are greatly inspired by world music and instrumentation.  Pronounced ‘fla-min-gods’, they see their calling as an … 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 WOODS – Love Is Love

Woods are to release a new album, Love Is Love, next month and as I write this I am also giving its title track a listen for the first time.  As anticipated, it flourishes with what has become their very … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ify Jerry Krusade – Everybody Likes Something Good

I have just treated myself to an 18-track album called, Wake Up You! Vol 1: The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock 1972-1977 and I can’t wait for this to brighten my letterbox!  After Monday’s trip into the world of 70’s Nigerian … 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 Cannibale – No Mercy For Love

Have you ever considered what you  would get if you crossed Fela Kuti, The Doors and The Seeds (perhaps throwing in a bit of Talking Heads for good measure)…and would you believe that the successful cross-pollination of this music is … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY C.W Stoneking – Early In The Morning

I’ll never forget the first time I watched a C.W Stoneking video, I’d been listening to his music for a while but never anticipated that this was the man behind such a tremendously authentic ‘old’ sound! Drawing influences from pre-war … Continue reading

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