Tag Archives: Rumba

SONG OF THE DAY Lecuona Cuban Boys – Tabou

Taboo, Tabu, or Tabou, depending which version you listen to, is a tune I never tire of! So much so, I’ve featured a couple of renditions already, which you can find here and here!  What I love about this song is … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orquesta Sensación – Tiene Sabor

Translating as “It Has Flavour”, today’s song does not disappoint in any way shape or form when it comes to stunning the senses with spice! Issued as the title track to the Orquesta Sensación’s 1959 album, Tiene Sabor is a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Trio Madjesi & Orchestre Sosoliso – Matshatsha

Trio Madjesi & Orchestre Sosoliso were a band from Zaire, (now Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC) who formed in the 1970s.  Consisting of three singer-songwriters, Mario, Buana Kitoko, and ‘Loko Masengo Djeskain Saak Saakul Sinatra’ (real name Bonghat Tshekabu), their … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Celestine Ukwu and his Philosophers National – Okwukwe Na Nchekwube

Nigerian artist Celestine Ukwu grew up in a musical family and from a very young age he was surrounded by and inspired greatly by music! In his all-too-short life (he died at just 37 in a car accident) he brought … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Franco & TP OK Jazz – Café

Known for his mastery of African Rumba**, and nicknamed by fans and critics as the “Sorcerer of the Guitar”, François Luambo Luanzo Makiadi, a.k.a Franco, was a Congolese composer, singer and musician. Considered as one of the leading figures and … 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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