Tag Archives: afro funk

SONG OF THE DAY Kologbo feat. Monkuti – Cool Down

Nigerian Afrobeat guitar legend Oghene Kologbo has been making music ever since he was a young teenager!  Spending many years performing with Fela Kuti, he later went on to record more than 50 records with his band, Afrika 70. To celebrate … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Franck Biyong – Fai Mbuh

“We were booked to perform at this outdoor festival in Orleans and as we were about to depart from Paris, our percussionist still was nowhere to be found. We eventually had to travel without him, as we couldn’t afford to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Les Sympathics – A Min We Vo Nou We

Just over ten years ago Analog Africa ‘s label owner and avid vinyl collector, Samy Ben Redjeb took a trip to Cotonou, Benin in the hope of seeking out some new and interesting records.  What was unearthed when he arrived and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Funkees – Slipping Into Darkness

It was thanks to Soundway Records that I discovered The Funkees late last year and I am thanking them again tonight for their latest release, for this is a true Funkees-fest!!! For this offering Soundway Records haven’t featured just one … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Whitefield Brothers – Safari Strut

Today’s smasher of a song is another chance find that I happened to stumble upon earlier today and I’ve just been reading about he band behind it. The Whitefield Brothers are a German Afro-psych, funk band consisting of brothers Jan … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orchestra Of Spheres – Isness

I’m currently working my way through Nonagonic Now, an album by New Zealand’s vibrant Orchestra Of Spheres. I don’t know much about the band but intend to discover lots more in the near future.  Emerging from Wellington, New Zealand in 2010, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Funkees – Break Through

Afro-rock groovers, The Funkees formed in Nigeria in the late 1960’s, emerging at a time when their country was at civil war. Specialising in a brand of funky, upbeat afro-rock dance music, their sound became a staple part of the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jo Tongo – Piani

London and Paris-based label Africa Seven are purveyor’s of fine African music and with Jo Tongo’s forthcoming African Funk Experimentals (1968​-​1982 + 2017) album due for release at the end of this month, I feel we are in for another audio treat! Born Joseph Ekambi … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orchestra Baobab – Kelen Ati Leen

Orchestra Baobab formed in Dakar in the early 1970’s, introducing a unique sound that was to become an instant hit!  Fusing together Latin and African influences, the band created a very different sound which quickly became extremely popular.  Many of … 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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