Magazine tagged Afro

December 16, 2016

Shadow – Sweet Sweet Dreams (Analog Africa)

"I take my guitar and strum and sing some tings and blow people's mind. But I ain't trying to do anybody's music. I'm doing what I feel" - Shadow When it came out in 1984 the far-out album Sweet Sweet Dreams by Trinidad & Tobago's Shadow (aka Winston B

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November 28, 2016

Shadow

"I take my guitar and strum and sing some tings and blow people's mind. But I ain't trying to do anybody's music. I'm doing what I feel" - Shadow When it came out in 1984 the far-out album Sweet Sweet Dreams by Trinidad & Tobago's Shadow (aka Winston B

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November 21, 2016

Analog Africa present a re-release of Shadow’s far-out Caribbean disco album Sweet Sweet Dreams

"I take my guitar and strum and sing some tings and blow people's mind. But I ain't trying to do anybody's music. I'm doing what I feel" - Shadow When it came out in 1984 the far-out album Sweet Sweet Dreams by Trinidad & Tobago's Shadow (aka Winston B

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July 25, 2016

Shango Dance Band

It's 1968 and Fela is in tears. Fela Kuti, the genius of afrobeat. The champion of the people. Fabled for unflinchingly staring down the barrels of state tyranny, enduring beatings within an inch of his life from government stormtroopers and then getting

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July 22, 2016

A legendary, ultra-rare Afrobeat killer, restored and presented for the first time in wide release

It's 1968 and Fela is in tears. Fela Kuti, the genius of afrobeat. The champion of the people. Fabled for unflinchingly staring down the barrels of state tyranny, enduring beatings within an inch of his life from government stormtroopers and then getting

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July 11, 2016

Analog Africa is proud to present “BITORI – Legend Of Funaná (The Forbidden Music of The Cape Verde Islands)”

In 1997, a quiet, unassuming man of 59 years old named Victor Tavares - better known as Bitori - walks into a studio for the very first time to record a masterpiece which many Cabo Verdean consider to be the best Funaná album ever made. Bitoris musica

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May 4, 2016

Essential garage Zamrock/ soul/ funk: the first official reissue of the celebrated band’s one and only album

The musical style that became known as Zamrock came to embody the economic despair that followed the 1973-1974 oil crisis, which flung Zambia into recession and exacerbated a wide range of social tensions. Much of Zamrock also captured the controversy of

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November 30, 2015

Senegal 70 – sonic gems & previously unreleased recordings from the 70’s

Four years in the making, in partnership with Teranga beat the current leading label for Senegalese music, Analog Africa proudly offer an insight into the musical adventures that were taking place in the major Senegalese cities during the 60s and 70s. Thi

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August 17, 2015

The Sorcerers

Taking influences from Ethiopiques ethiojazz as well as the soundtracks to the European horror films of the 60s and 70s, The Sorcerers seamlessly blend these disparate elements into one cohesive package. Based in ATA Records' home of Leeds, The Sorcerers

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July 10, 2015

The Polyversal Souls – Invisible Joy (Philophon)

With their debut "Invisible Joy" the Polyversal Souls are ready to take off. Produced at the Berlin based Ru-Ting Clan Sound Lab by Max Weissenfeldt (Whitefield Bros., Poets of Rhythm), the band invited artists from all around the world to join their musi

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July 7, 2015

Max Weissenfeldt’s The Polyversal Souls release their debut album Invisible Joy

With their debut "Invisible Joy" the Polyversal Souls are ready to take off. Produced at the Berlin based Ru-Ting Clan Sound Lab by Max Weissenfeldt (Whitefield Bros., Poets of Rhythm), the band invited artists from all around the world to join their musi

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June 23, 2015

Analog Africa to release a compilation by Amara Toure

Analog Africa to release a compilation by Amara Toure, the enigmatic Afro-Cuban musician from Guinea-Conakry, showcasing all of the 10 songs he ever released between 1973 and 1980. "Latin music, is it really foreign to us Africans? I don't think so. Li

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June 19, 2015

Freestyle Records is proud to reissue the music of Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers

Ginger Johnson's life is one of the greatest untold stories of African music in Europe. Born George Folunsho Johnson in Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria in 1916. Aged just 18 he joined the Nigerian Navy, and made his first visit to Britain. After World War II Ginger de

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May 26, 2015

Dele Sosimi

Born in Hackney, East London, but soon to return to his parents' native Nigeria at the age of four, Dele was schooled and raised in Fela Anikulapo Kuti's shadow at the height of early 70s afrobeat. Chosen by Fela to join his band at a somewhat tender age,

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May 22, 2015

Wah Wah 45s are very proud to present a new album from afrobeat legend Dele Sosimi

Wah Wah 45s are very proud to present the first full-length album in almost a decade from vocalist, keyboard player, Fela Kuti collaborator and afrobeat legend, Dele Sosimi! 'You No Fit Touch Am' represents where Dele is today - something of an untouchabl

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November 28, 2014

Verckys & Orchestre Vévé

Congo's turbulent and exhilarating '70s: Nightclubs and dance floors were packed to the brim in the capital, Kinshasa. Exuberant crowds, still giddy from independence a decade prior, grooved to the sounds of the country's classics. In fact the whole conti

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November 26, 2014

Verckys & Orchestre Vévé – Congolese Funk, Afrobeat And Psychedelic Rumba 1969-1978

Congo's turbulent and exhilarating '70s: Nightclubs and dance floors were packed to the brim in the capital, Kinshasa. Exuberant crowds, still giddy from independence a decade prior, grooved to the sounds of the country's classics. In fact the whole conti

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September 12, 2014

Shaolin Afronauts – Follow The Path (Freestyle Records)

The driving force of The Shaolin Afronuats is Ross McHenry, the ARIA nominated composer, bandleader, producer and bassist based in Adelaide. Alongside co-collaborators Lachlan Ridge and Dylan Marshall, it is their combined wide ranging musical tastes, imp

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September 9, 2014

Freestyle Records is proud to present the third album by Australia-based Shaolin Afronauts

The driving force of The Shaolin Afronuats is Ross McHenry, the ARIA nominated composer, bandleader, producer and bassist based in Adelaide. Alongside co-collaborators Lachlan Ridge and Dylan Marshall, it is their combined wide ranging musical tastes, imp

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September 1, 2014

Shaolin Afronauts

The driving force of The Shaolin Afronuats is Ross McHenry, the ARIA nominated composer, bandleader, producer and bassist based in Adelaide. Alongside co-collaborators Lachlan Ridge and Dylan Marshall, it is their combined wide ranging musical tastes, imp

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August 26, 2014

Proto-punk and garage Zamrock from the Ngozi Family

Proto-punk and garage Zamrock: the celebrated guitarist Paul Ngozi's essential debut album. Featuring Chrissy Zebby Tembo. Guitarist/vocalist Paul Ngozi's debut album - under the name Ngozi Family - is important record: not just in the Zamrock genre, but

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June 20, 2014

The JariBu Afrobeat Arkestra returns with another beautiful piece of eclectic Afro tunage

This guitar player definitely wears acoustic blinders. Single note lines and riffs similar to early James Brown recordings, executed with amazing perfection - one can't imagine a more stoic performance, especially considering what's happening at the same

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April 17, 2014

Top notch modern vintage Afro heat by The KutiMangoes

This may sound like an Afro-Orchestra, but for sure not like a sextet, which The KutiMangoes actually are! Compact arrangements with extremely blazing horns, especially from the baritone sax and the trombone. Nonetheless it is still not overwhelming, beca

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November 25, 2013

The Liberators

Allow us to introduce ourselves ... building from the blueprints of 1970's Nigerian Afrobeat and American funk and soul, The Liberators have mixed the ideas from the new generation of African, Latino, European and Ashuri Australians and turned out some se

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November 22, 2013

Submerge yourself into the addictive the sound of Angola

In 2010, against all odds, Angola Soundtrack Vol.1 was awarded the German Record Critics' Prize in the category "Black music". This victory was all the sweeter for its triumph over the predicted winner, Aloe Blacc's multi platinium record, "Good Things".

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November 18, 2013

Sydney’s premier Afro-funk-jazz combo The Liberators will be back with their new album “Power Struggle”

Produced by Nate Goldentone aka Nathan Aust (Dojo Cuts, The Liberators), Australian premier Afro-funk-jazz combo The Liberators are back with the brand new album "Power struggle". Born in an unused factory space in urban Sydney, The Liberators - a compell

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October 29, 2013

The compilation “Voltaique Panoramique Vol.1” contains great unheard tracks from Burkina Faso

"Voltaique Panoramique Vol.1" contains great unheard tracks from Burkina Faso a true must have for collectors and music lovers. The release comes with extensive liner notes and an inlay which features the original 7 inches. Until recently not much was

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September 12, 2013

Analog Africa is proud to present the second volume of “Afrobeat Airways”

From the coastal cities of Accra and Cape Coast, basked in a tropical sound heavily influenced by highlife, to the semi-Saharan cities of Tamalé and Bolgatanga (part of a self-proclaimed 'Islamic Funk Belt') via the central city of Kumasi, Analog Africa

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May 6, 2013

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – The Skeletal Essences Of Afro Funk (Analog Africa)

Take funk, soul, psychedelia and rumba, mix it up with a thick dose of heavy local rhythms and throw everything in a Benin grinder. The brew is then mixed up with hypnotic Farfisa solos, gritty guitar riffs, distorted bass lines, warm horns and the result

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August 6, 2012

Antibalas

"Rhythm is what makes a good afrobeat record," says Gabriel Roth, Daptone Records co-founder and producer of Antibalas' forthcoming self-titled LP. "Not just the rhythm section, but the rhythm of the horns, the rhythm of the vocals, the rhythm of the keyb

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July 30, 2012

Antibalas

"Rhythm is what makes a good afrobeat record," says Gabriel Roth, Daptone Records co-founder and producer of Antibalas' forthcoming self-titled LP. "Not just the rhythm section, but the rhythm of the horns, the rhythm of the vocals, the rhythm of the keyb

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July 27, 2012

Brand new album by Brooklyn based Afrobeat band Antibalas

"Rhythm is what makes a good afrobeat record," says Gabriel Roth, Daptone Records co-founder and producer of Antibalas' forthcoming self-titled LP. "Not just the rhythm section, but the rhythm of the horns, the rhythm of the vocals, the rhythm of the keyb

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July 19, 2012

The Shaolin Afronauts continue their musical journey with the new album “Quest Under Capricorn”

2011's debut album from the Shaolin Afronauts "Flight Of The Ancients" was a critical and commercial success story, lauded as a truly original blend of the sounds of 1970's West Africa, Ethiopia and the pioneering and progressive avant-garde jazz artists

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July 17, 2012

Shaolin Afronauts

2011's debut album from the Shaolin Afronauts "Flight Of The Ancients" was a critical and commercial success story, lauded as a truly original blend of the sounds of 1970's West Africa, Ethiopia and the pioneering and progressive avant-garde jazz artists

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May 16, 2012

The complete works of Zambia’s legendary psych-funk ensemble Witch

Witch's five albums and rare 7" tracks presented as a 4 CD (5 3/4" X 10") box set, restored and remastered from the original tapes. Contains a 24 page booklet with never before seen photos and ephemera; extensive liner notes and annotation; an interview w

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April 5, 2012

Analog Africa presents another joyful collection of sounds by Le Super Borgou De Parakou …

Le Super Borgou de Parakou was the brainchild of Moussa Mama, who, having worked as a goldsmith in neighbouring Accra and Ghana in the 1950s, returned to Benin with a wealth of musical ideas, and a progressive vision to meld these sounds into his collecti

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February 7, 2012

Kindred Spirits presents Gambian psych sensation Guelewar …

"Touki Ba Banjul" is a compilation of the Gambian psych sensation Guelewar who played a major part in the development of the Afro Manding sound. From 1979-1982 the band released four albums, featuring some of Gembia's best funk tunes. This official first

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October 13, 2011

El Rego is a true legend of African soul music …

El Rego is a true legend of African Soul Music. Here for the first time on album are 12 of his greatest recordings from the late '60s and early '70s hand-picked by Daptone Records. Afro-soul collector/DJ Frank Gossner had spent years combing West Afric

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October 10, 2011

Various – Bambara Mystic Soul – The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 (Analog Africa)

For its commemorative 10th release, Analog Africa indulges in Burkina Faso, one of the jewels of the Sahel, a harsh and arid strip that straddles the southern Sahara, stretching from Dakar in the west to Djibouti in the east. Formerly known as Haute Volta

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September 29, 2011

Bambara Mystic Soul – The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 …

For its commemorative 10th release, Analog Africa indulges in Burkina Faso, one of the jewels of the Sahel, a harsh and arid strip that straddles the southern Sahara, stretching from Dakar in the west to Djibouti in the east. Formerly known as Haute Volta

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