Magazine tagged Analog Africa

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 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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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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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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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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March 21, 2014

Mestre Cupijo e Seu Ritmo’s “Siriá” on Analog Africa – brass heavy music from the Amazon

Cametá, a historical little Amazonian town on the shores of the river Tocantins, is the birthplace of the scorching music known as "Siriá"; a cross pollination between the music of the inhabitants of the quilombos, a Brazilian hinterland settlement foun

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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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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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November 26, 2012

Various – Diablos Del Ritmo (Analog Africa)

There are a number of theories as to how, in the mid-20th century, African music made its way to Colombia's vibrant port city of Barranquilla, today's mecca of Caribbean tropical music flled with the chaos of loud music, frenetic taxis, delicious Sancoch

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November 15, 2012

Analog Africa presents an anthology of the immense sound of 1970s Colombia

There are a number of theories as to how, in the mid-20th century, African music made its way to Colombia's vibrant port city of Barranquilla, today's mecca of Caribbean tropical music flled with the chaos of loud music, frenetic taxis, delicious Sancoch

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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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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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May 30, 2011

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo – Orchestre Poly-Rythmo (Analog Africa)

Nestled in between Nigeria and Ghana, the traditional heavyweights of the golden West African musical axis, Benin, formerly known as Dahomey, has birthed some of the most raw and psychedelic Afro sounds to emerge from a continent blessed with artistic tal

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May 19, 2011

Analog Africa are pleased to announce the launch of a new series called “Analog Africa – Limited Dance Edition” …

Analog Africa are pleased to announce the launch of a new series called "Analog Africa - Limited Dance Edition". The objective of the series is to release African and tropical records (in strictly limited editions) which concentrate on single artists that

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November 22, 2010

Various – Angola Soundtrack (Analog Africa)

The nascent Angolan music scene was set on fire by a small group of intrepid singers, backed by an array of super tight bands and led by extraordinary guitarists who revolutionized the musical and the political panorama of the 60s and 70s. A powerful conf

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November 8, 2010

Angola Soundtrack – The unique sound of Luanda 1965 – 1976 …

The nascent Angolan music scene was set on fire by a small group of intrepid singers, backed by an array of super tight bands and led by extraordinary guitarists who revolutionized the musical and the political panorama of the 60s and 70s. A powerful conf

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August 9, 2010

Various – Afro-Beat Airways (Analog Africa)

Organ-driven Afro-beat, cosmic Afro-funk and raw, psychedelic boogie ... just some of the flavours to be found on this highly danceable compilation by Samy Ben Redjeb, founder of Analog Africa. No effort has been spared! To document these 15 irresisti

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July 22, 2010

“Afro-Beat Airways” takes you on a fascinating musical journey through West Africa …

Organ-driven Afro-beat, cosmic Afro-funk and raw, psychedelic boogie ... just some of the flavours to be found on this highly danceable compilation by Samy Ben Redjeb, founder of Analog Africa. No effort has been spared! To document these 15 irresisti

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April 12, 2010

Anibal Velasquez Y Su Conjunto

Nestled between the Caribbean and the Rio Magdalena lies the city of Barranquilla. Hailed by locals as Colombia's 'Puerto de Oro' (Golden Gate), Barranquilla has served as a gateway for 'Caribbean Tropical Sounds' for almost a century. Home to the country

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March 25, 2010

Analog Africa presents a compilation of tracks by legendary accordionist Anibal Velasquez …

Having built its reputation on releasing long-forgotten gems from 1970s Africa, especially Benin (including two releases by Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou), Analog Africa is moving its focus to another continent altogether for release number 7: "Mambo L

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March 11, 2010

Anibal Velasquez

Nestled between the Caribbean and the Rio Magdalena lies the city of Barranquilla. Hailed by locals as Colombia's 'Puerto de Oro' (Golden Gate), Barranquilla has served as a gateway for 'Caribbean Tropical Sounds' for almost a century. Home to the country

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October 15, 2009

Analog Africa presents the second volume of Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou …

"The riches of Vodoun rhythms are of such magnitude that one would never get to the bottom of it – we've tried." Vincent Ahehehinnou, lead vocalist of Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Four years in the making, Analog Africa finally presents the secon

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June 8, 2009

Various – Legends Of Benin (Analog Africa)

"Legends of Benin" is a collection of super-rare and highly danceable masterpieces recorded between 1969 and 1981 by four legendary composers from Benin: Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Dadjes, Antoine Dougbé, El Rego et Ses Commandos, and Honoré Avolonto. Each

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May 15, 2009

The new Analog Africa compilation “Legends Of Benin” is a collection of super-rare masterpieces …

"Legends of Benin" is a collection of super-rare and highly danceable masterpieces recorded between 1969 and 1981 by four legendary composers from Benin: Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Dadjes, Antoine Dougbé, El Rego et Ses Commandos, and Honoré Avolonto. Each

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December 8, 2008

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – The Vodoun Effect (Analog Africa)

Following the compilation "African Scream Contest - Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds from Benin & Togo 70s" - which featured several tracks by Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, including the ground-breaking "Gbeti Madjro" – this new Analog Africa collectio

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November 20, 2008

Analog Africa

Analog Africa releases unusual African music from the 70s, music with a certain twist that will surprise you or that you didn't expect to hear from Africa, and that often had a strong impact on its country of origin. Frequently these recordings - all full

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November 14, 2008

The new Analog Africa collection focuses entirely on West Africa’s best-kept secret – The Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou …

Following the compilation "African Scream Contest - Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds from Benin & Togo 70s" - which featured several tracks by Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, including the ground-breaking "Gbeti Madjro" – this new Analog Africa collectio

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