Tag Archives: Afrofunk

SONG OF THE DAY Los Alegres Diablos – La Motilona

..maybe I shouldn’t be listening to this before bed, the percussion is s0 wired, but it’s lovely!! I’ll risk a sleepless night for the delights of this rhythmic madness any day!! Perhaps way to much for me to go into … 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 The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination – Amalinja

The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination were a band formed by three ex-members of Fela Kuti’s 1960s highlife-jazz outfit, the Koola Lobitos –  this being the prototype band Fela Kuti set-up before changing the name to Africa 70 in 1970. Consisting … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY ⛄ Houghas Sorowonko ‎– A Groovy Christmas And New Year 🎄

When it comes to Christmas music, it can be a laborious mission hauling through the many festive offerings there out there! Finding that something special can be tricky, but today’s song says it all really, and what’s more, this is … Continue reading

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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 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 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 Taj Makki – Ma Aarfeen Nagool Shino! (We Don’t Know What to Say!)

“Sudan of old had music everywhere: roving sound systems and ubiquitous bands and orchestras kept Khartoum’s sharply dressed youth on their feet. Live music was integral to cultural life, producing a catalog of concert recordings. In small arenas and large … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gnonnas Pedro Et Ses Dadjes – Dadje Von O Von Non

Cotonou-born Gnonnan Sossou Pierre Kouassivi, a.k.a Gnonnas Pedro was a composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist (guitar, trumpet, sax) who started his career at the age of 20 when he joined leading Benin band, Los Panchos. Known worldwide for his Cuban influenced creations … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Balaphonics – Demain dès l’aube

The Balaphonics are a collective of nine musicians specialising in all things Afro-inspired. Celebrating over a decade of making music, they take their influences from funk, soul and jazz, also blending the sounds of Afrobeat from Nigeria, dancing highlife from … Continue reading

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