Tag Archives: Afrobeat

SONG OF THE DAY Osibisa – The Dawn

With an extensive back catalogue that reaches back to the end of the 1960’s, Osibisa are still going to this day! Albeit with a few line-up changes (the original band featured on the first three albums). This very experimental and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers – Talking Drum

“All the music that we do is based firmly on African traditions. So is rhythm and blues – but we try to get nearer the source, right down to the grass roots of the jungle – the sun, the heat, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Yishak Banjaw – Libey Ma’aduley

I don’t know what it is about this tune that makes me smile so much!? Is it the otherworldly, I-was-created-on-another-planet sound, the very enticing mystery in the melody, or just the sheer wonder of its simplicity….of course its all of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – Ecoute Ma Melodie

“Take funk, soul, psychedelia and rumba, mix it up with a thick dose of heavy local rhythms and throw everything in a Benin grinder. The brew is then mixed up with hypnotic Farfisa solos, gritty guitar riffs, distorted bass lines, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dexter Johnson & Le Super Star de Dakar – Something You Got

It’s not often I find myself liking a cover of a song more than the original, but with today’s song, I find this is the case. Originally recorded by Chris Kenner in 1961, Something You Got was also covered by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Ice V

When it comes to King Gizzard and their crazy prolific, genre-defying sound, you never quite know what you are going to get when you press play. Sometimes it works for me and sometimes it doesn’t, but they never cease to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Rejolby et L’Unite Jazz – Eying Abe

“Hard hitting Cameroon deep funk rarity with funky grunts à la James Brown style and raw psych guitar solos, also a soukous meets funk tune. Mega obscure title once again, never sold on ebay, not listed on Discogs….” Today’s song … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Fred Fisher Atalobhor & His Ogiza Dance Band – Thief Man

Nigerian trombonist, vocalist, composer and songwriter, Fred Fisher Atalobhor was born in Bendel, Nigeria in 1951. By the late 1960’s he was playing in bands across Africa and after impressing producer Odion Iruoje, who spotted him at a vocal session … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Iftin Band – Sirmaqabe (No Secrets)

This tune is literally music to my ears! It makes me all melty inside, transmitting those tingles that you sometimes get when a melody or a beat, or whatever it is strikes a magic part in your soul! It’s a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chencho Trompeta y Los Brujos del Folklore (feat. Gertrudis Bonilla) – La Logia 

It’s not often you get to sit down and enjoy a song that lasts for over ten minutes, but today’s lengthy feast is a whopping 13 minutes of Colombian bliss! I’d love to share more about the band behind this … Continue reading

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