Tag Archives: Afrobeat

SONG OF THE DAY Ignace de Souza & The Melody Aces – Asaw Fofor

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 began his … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abelardo Carbono y su Grupo – La Piña Madura

A native of the Caribbean coast of Colombia, Abelardo Carbono achieved legendary status in his country’s storied ranks of musical icons by combining the homegrown sounds of cumbia with the chiming guitars of West African soukous.  With the exception of a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ebo Taylor – Yen Ara

You may recall me writing about Ghanaian artist, Ebo Taylor back in February this year after UK label, Mr Bongo reissued Ebo Taylor and the Pelican’s self-titled album in November 2017.  Fusing highlife with soul, funk and jazz, Ebo Taylor was … 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 Ayuune Sule – How to get There 

Today’s song is a proper little ray of sunshine!…this is feel good music! Ayuune Ayirizeme Suley, a.k.a Ayuune Suley, is best known by his fans simply as Sule. Born on 16th March, 1979 to a popular business man called Baba Ayirizeme … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mabuta – Log Out Shut Down (featuring Buddy Wells)

  South African bassist, composer and producer, Shane Cooper is no stranger to the music industry.  Having already won awards as a jazz performer and electronic producer when he performed under the moniker Card On Spokes, the Cape Town native … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kologbo – Change the System

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. So rejuvenated … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Karl Hector & the Malcouns – Samai Thaqil

Tying in nicely with yesterdays afro-psych funk belter, I am featuring another great track from a band I haven’t covered in nearly three years!! Shame on me!!!..I need to cover a whole lot more of this raw funk stuff!!..and what … 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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