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Monday, Aug 14 2000 | 16:24

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From the team that brought you the seminal Africafunk compilation (Harmless
1998) and Club Africa (Strut 1999), Strut presents a brand new instalment
of quality Afro originals compiled by Russ Dewbury of Brighton’s legendary
Jazz Rooms.

The recent stream of Afrobeat and African funk compilations have all
followed a similar path with similar artists and the genre is in danger of
being perceived as stale and one dimensional. The fact remains that only
the surface has been scratched of a massive area of music and there is a
mine of excellent African good grooves yet to be discovered. Time then to
move on with Club Africa 2 and take the music forward with an adventurous
selection of lesser known gems by some familiar names alongside some super
rare Afro dynamite.

The album features some rare early ’70s recordings from Hugh Masekela, Roy
Ayers, Manu Dibango and amazing vocalist Letta Mbulu, highlights some of
the amazing funky African artists based in Europe during the ’70s (West
African Cosmos, Max B and Exile One) and even journeys to Brazil for a
heavyweight Afro-latin jam.

Tracks: Max B – Bananaticoco / Hugh Masekela & The Union Of South Africa –
Dyambo / Hugh Masekela – A Long Ways From Home / West African Cosmos – Wuye
Wuye / Rex Williams – Ererimbot Ayafung Oko / Ginger Johnson – Talking Drum
/ Roy Ayers – Black Family / Exile One – Funky Crookie / Peter King – Jo
Jolo / Bukky Leo & Black Egypt – Precious Mother / Manu Dibango – New Bell
/ Babatunde Olatunji – Takuta / Letta Mbulu – Mahlalela / Antonio Carlos E
Jocafi – Simbarere / Living Funk – Let Your Mind Take The Place Of Your
Body (part 1)

The release will be supported by a promo 12″ single (12STRUTP 003)
featuring a new Ashley Beedle re-edit of Max B’s ‘Bananaticoco’ alongside
the original parts 1 and 2. in late August

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