Tag Archives: Afrobeat

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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SONG OF THE DAY Kologbo – Don’t Mind Them

The vibrant life of guitar legend Oghene Kologbo began in Nigeria, 1957.  Born to the famous highlife musician Joe King Kologbo, Oghene became involved in music as a teenager.  It was at this age that he began performing with the revolutionary Afrobeat … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hector Plimmer – Let’s Stay

This is my first listen to Hector Plimmer and I must say that I am immediately intrigued! Sucked in by first track on new album, Sunshine and I feel like I’ve entered into some trippy world where everything is extra piercingly … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Vincent Ahehehinnou – Best Woman

NOTICE: The Listening Post Blog is taking a short break and will be back on Monday 27th March! Whilst away, new sounds will continue to be sourced so that there will be plenty to share upon my return! See you … 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 The Comet Is Coming – Final Eclipse (Live at THE DENTIST)

London-based band, The Comet Is Coming provide large helpings of light, joy and celebration through their sounds, all of which are delivered in a fiery blaze of musical mantras, polyrhythmic beats and mind bending colours. Incorporating elements of jazz, electronica, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY GOAT – Temple Rhythms

Sweden’s secret psych-rockers may have mysterious masked identities but one thing is for certain, their sound is unique and instantly detectable. This Christmas Santa Claus kindly deposited GOAT’s third studio album under my tree and I couldn’t be more chuffed … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Blitz The Ambassador – Running

This week sees the release of the Brooklyn-based, Ghanian-American’s forth studio album, ‘Diasporadical’ which, with less than three days to wait, is something I am really looking forward to. Coming out via Jakarta Records there are three tracks available to preview … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Fela Kuti – I Know Your Feeling

Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician and composer Fela Kuti has often been described as one of Africa’s most “challenging and charismatic music performers.”  Hailed as a “superstar, singer, musician, Panafricanist, polygamist, mystic, legend,” Kuti was also a human rights activist and political extremist, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Blitz The Ambassador – Shine

You may remember a few days ago I covered Blitz the Ambassador’s new single ‘Heaven (Feat. Tumi)’, a truly upbeat blast of afrobeat-funk which danced into my ears and got me dancing in my slippers. This December sees the release … Continue reading

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