Tag Archives: Afrobeat

SONG OF THE DAY Here Lies Man – So Far Away

What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat?……………. This question is tantalizingly posed on Here Lies Man’s bio page and gloriously put into action in their fuzzed out afrorock compositions!  Here Lies Man are an L.A-based quintet founded and conceptualised by Marcos … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sudan Archives – Goldencity

The enchanting sounds of 23 year-old Sudan Archives came to my attention last September and I’ve just got round to buying her self-titled debut EP which was released in July last year. Not only does this young experimental artist produce … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 feat. Carlos Santana – Black Times

Nigerian-born Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti is the youngest son of the legendary afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti.  Better known as Seun Kuti and now a proficient musician in his own right, Seun is both a saxophonist and vocalist who impressively took on his father’s role as … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hamad Kalkaba – Astadjam Dada Saré

The good people of Analog Africa have described in great detail the story behind today’s artist! You can read the full article here, but the gist goes a little something like this: Whilst searching for treasures in a record shop … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Blood Wine or Honey – The Forest Is Expecting You

At just over seven minutes long today’s song utilises every minute perfectly, enticing you in right from the start with a curious fusion of gripping sounds and heavy rhythms.  The intro alone lasts over two minutes and gradually builds upon … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Effi Duke & The Love Family – The Time Is Come

Brighton-based Mr Bongo will be releasing Mr Bongo Record Club Volume Two this November, their second compilation album which will pick up where Volume One left off!  This time,however, they have added a touch more soul and disco into the mix which will … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Antibalas – Gold Rush

If ever there was a day I needed cheering up, today is it.. I’m blue with tooth problems and stressed with worry..my heart wasn’t even in finding a song tonight, I’m so preoccupied by discomfort.  Luckily I didn’t have to … 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 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 Sharaf Band feat. Xaawo Hiiraan – Kadeed Badanaa Naftaydani (My Life is Full of Tribulations)

 “This stunning compilation of ’70s songs from Somalia (with an incredible backstory) has the verve of ’90s hip-hop & the soul of Ethio jazz.” The intriguing description above drew my attention to some more exciting new sounds tonight!!  New York’s … Continue reading

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