Tag Archives: Afrobeat

SONG OF THE DAY In Motion Collective – Tah’s Theme

Formed as a Californian trio in 2010, In Motion Collective later developed into a whopping 10-piece, horn-heavy powerhouse and features group members: Joe Harrison (Tenor Saxophone, Piano), Jesse Audelo (Baritone Saxophone), Billy Edwall (Trumpet), Michael Armstrong (Trombone), Dillon Casey (Guitar), … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Cactus Channel – Black Flag and Lady Bountiful

For this 10-piece Melbourne funk-soul outfit, music was to be their ultimate goal right from the onset. Leaving high school and going straight into music, The Cactus Channel were not only making music by the time they were 17, but … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sexteto Tabalá – Esta Tierra No Es Mia

Sexteto Tabalá are seven musicians of the ancestral Afro-Columbian son; continuing the legacy born of San Basio de Palenque. They bring to life the soul of Afro-Colombian music with their unique mixture of traditional and contemporary sones of yesterday and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Lulus Band – Nana

Taken from their extensive back-catalogue, Nana is an Afrofunk delight originally released in 1977 by Kenyan outfit, The Lulus Band. Led by Daniel Kamau Mwai, a.k.a DK, the group celebrated an extensive musical career that spanned over the mid-to-late-70’s. Most … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Minyo Crusaders – Yasugi Bushi (Bolero)

….With songs encouraging dancing and drinking, the Crusaders are on a mission to bring “highbrow” min’yō back to it’s “lowlife” roots -whilst also bringing traditional Japanese music onto the global music stage… Adorn your Saturday with this indulgently soothing sonic … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Africa Show – Massanga Mama

If you are anything like me and find slowing down and stopping a rather alien prospect, then today’s serenade may just aid your plight… Slow your mind and the rest will follow! Originally released on an Angolan label called N’Gola … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Girma Beyene – Ene Negn Bay Manesh

Born in Addis Ababa, Girma Bèyènè is an Ethiopian lyricist, composer, arranger, vocalist and pianist. Active in what is known as the golden era of Ethiopian music, he recorded from 1969-1978.  As a vocalist he only recorded four songs, but … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Black Truth Rhythm Band – Ifetayo

It was a nearly a year ago that I came upon the one and only album released by Black Truth Rhythm Band. Issued in 1976 on New York label Charlie’s Records, Ifetayo (Love Excells All) was the only record the group … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orchestre Anassoua-Jazz De Parakou-Nord Dahomey – Bakassine Gabou

Parakou is a remote town just over 400 km north of Cotonou and was home Orchestre Anassoua-Jazz de Parakou. The band recorded a series of singles and EPs for Albarika though the 70s (plus a handful for other labels) but … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Black Flower – Bones

Curious waves of magic are weaved when you embark on today’s sonic voyage! The flute alone could lure a billion snakes out of hiding or, akin to a type of pied piper, could steal many an unsuspecting ear with its … Continue reading

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