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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 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 Manzanita y Su Conjunto – Shambar

Hernández, better known as Manzanita, was a Peruvian guitarist and composer who first surfaced during the psychedelic Cumbia craze in the late 1960’s. In 1967 he founded Los Pachas before he went on to lead his own group, Manzanita y … 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 Amara Touré – Cubano

Guinean born singer and percussionist Amara Touré made and released music for nearly two decades and in that time he perfected the art of merging two styles of music. Recognising a connection between the sounds of Africa and Cuba, he … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dream Stars – Pop Makossa Invasion

“‘Pop Makossa Invasion’….A tune so obscure that even in Cameroon it had never been released!!…..” Today’s afro-funk delight is so rare and so sensational that one of Analog Africa’s mighty fine compilations was named after it!! Unearthed by the mighty … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gabo Brown & Orchestre Poly-Rythmo – It’s a Vanity

Today’s delicious feast of sound comes to you courtesy of The T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, a West African band hailing from Benin.  The “T.P.” stands for the French “Tout Puissant” and translates as “All Mighty”…which they most certainly are!!  Coming together in … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orchestre Super Borgou De Parakou – Dadon Gabou Yo Sa Be No​.​2

If Analog Africa are in the reissue driving seat, you can pretty much guarantee the trip is going to be a good one! In today’s case, this little journey takes you through six years of West Africa’s, Le Super Borgou … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Verckys et l´Orchestre Vévé – Cheka Sana

Continuing on this weeks global  afrobeat/jazz trend, today I bring you some fine Congolese afrofunk courtesy of Verckys and his orchestra.  Born in Kisantu, Bas-Congo, Georges Kiamuangana Matet (a.k.a Verkys) was dubbed “Mister Dynamite” by James Brown after seeing him … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orchestre Abass – Haka Dunia

What’s a rainy Monday evening without some invigorating Afrofunk to brighten it up!!  Tonight I bring you the joys of Orchestre Abass, a 7-piece psych-funk band who came together in the early 70’s!  Recently unearthed by Analog Africa, today’s song … Continue reading

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