Tag Archives: Afrofunk

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 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 Kologbo – Get Rich Quick

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

LA’s, The Bombilla’s, have tonight succeeded in getting up me dancing; it started off as a foot tap but it didn’t take long before I was up off my chair, breaking moves across the floor..the kitchen floor that is! Their … 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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