Tag Archives: Afro Cuban

SONG OF THE DAY Melodica Teens Band – Mwekuru Muthao

Issued on Kenyan label, Melodica Records, today’s rarity featured on the b-side to a single entitled, Kigaru No. 2.  The Melodica Teens Band released a handful of singles and EP’s throughout the early 70’s, but I can’t tell you much more … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Okuté – Quiere La Rumba

Exploring the paths and avenues that entwine the sounds of Cuban rumba and West African music, Okuté are an ensemble from Havana, Cuba who, to quote their bio, are “putting the spotlight on the sound of 1960s Cuba with a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gnonnas Pedro Et Ses Dadjes – Dadje Von O Von Non

Cotonou-born Gnonnan Sossou Pierre Kouassivi, a.k.a Gnonnas Pedro was a composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist (guitar, trumpet, sax) who started his career at the age of 20 when he joined leading Benin band, Los Panchos. Known worldwide for his Cuban influenced creations … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Les Vikings de la Guadeloupe – Magdalena

Known as Guadeloupe’s “first true rock stars”, The Vikings vibrant sounds spanned over an impressive five decades!  Fusing funk, Creole jazz, reggae, Cadence-lypso, Konpa, Merengue, Guadeloupean Gwoka and Biguine, their modern Creole soundscapes are said to have influenced and birthed … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Paolo Ferrara – Percussion Blues

With such a funky fusion of Latin,  jazz, funk and soul all erupting on in one track, how could I not fall for this gorgeous chunk of percussive heaven! Originally released on Italian composer, conductor and keyboardist Paolo Ferrara’s 1975 … 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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SONG OF THE DAY Jungle Fire – Snake Pit

Jungle Fire are a rousing bunch of musicians from LA.  Their original fusions incorporate a fine blend of Latin, funk, Afro and soul, earning them the title of the Tropi-Funk Juggernauts! Starting out with the intentions of only ever being … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Afro-Cuban All Stars – Amor Verdadero (remastered)

A Toda Cuba le Gusta was the Afro-Cuban All Stars’ first studio album originally released in 1997 on World Circuit Records. The record was the first of a three consecutive recordings that took place in early 1996, all of which were … Continue reading

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