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    Kokoroko are part of the really exciting & vibrant new jazz scene in South London.

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    Quote Originally Posted by per anporth View Post


    Kokoroko are part of the really exciting & vibrant new jazz scene in South London.
    Me like it … a lot!!.
    Good call Señor Anporth!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by per anporth View Post
    Kokoroko are part of the really exciting & vibrant new jazz scene in South London.
    My goodness yes. Wonderful stuff!

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    This is a very nice AfroBeat 70s album - coincidentally part of the current Wayside mega blowout sale for next to nothing...
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    https://www.amazon.com/Ghana-Special...s=music&sr=1-3

    What on the surface seems like a very narrow/specialized field will send you down a rabbit hole from which you may never return!

    I've done the Ghana Special (linked above); the two Nigerian releases (look under the 'Customers Also Bought' recommendations) and nearly a dozen more various African comps...and then you realize similar comps also exist for Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Brazil, Sweden, Denmark, etc etc etc ad infinitum.

    Mandingo and Oneness of Juju are two other '70s bands that mine the African waters though are technically UK and USA respectively (going by memory).

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    We haven't hit Mali yet. The great guitarist Ali Farka Touré...

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    This Israeli ex-diplomat is a pop star in Kenya
    Gilad Millo, whose song Unajua has topped local charts, says he’s ‘never encountered a more open, generous people’

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proglodite View Post
    https://www.amazon.com/Ghana-Special...s=music&sr=1-3

    What on the surface seems like a very narrow/specialized field will send you down a rabbit hole from which you may never return!

    I've done the Ghana Special (linked above); the two Nigerian releases (look under the 'Customers Also Bought' recommendations) and nearly a dozen more various African comps...and then you realize similar comps also exist for Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Brazil, Sweden, Denmark, etc etc etc ad infinitum.

    Mandingo and Oneness of Juju are two other '70s bands that mine the African waters though are technically UK and USA respectively (going by memory).

    Peter
    Yes, I fear that I am shaking hands with Alice at this point. I just picked up the Ghana Special yesterday, as well as the Nigerian Psychedelic Rock collection The End of the World, both by Soundway. They just happened to be at my local brick-and-mortar. I'm eyeing more, but I really need to slow down and digest what I have. I recently received Analog Africa's Afrobeat Airways comp, and have the Ghana-focused sequel on the way. With all this plus the new Magma, and that King Crimson boxset due, I've really maxed out what I have time to actually listen to.
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    Ginger Baker in Yoruba Talking Drum school, Oshogbo, Nigeria, 1971





    Filmed in Lagos, Nigeria, 1971.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dark Elf View Post
    We haven't hit Mali yet. The great guitarist Ali Farka Touré...

    Great music.Another fave track of mine from Ali Farka Toure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daoubourg View Post
    Ginger Baker in Yoruba Talking Drum school, Oshogbo, Nigeria, 1971


    Filmed in Lagos, Nigeria, 1971.
    Ginger was a pioneer in Afrobeat, one of the first Western musicians to adopt and embrace Africa's vast musical influence, as documented in Tony Palmer's "Ginger Baker in Africa" film (1971) from which the above clips came. You can hear the African influence in almost everything he did, from his Air Force to "Middle Passage" (1990) and "Horses and Trees" (1986).

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    When W.I.T.C.H. (We Intend To Cause Havoc) released their debut LP titled Introduction in 1974 on Zambia's ZMP label, they were the first Zambian band to release a commercial album.
    My favourite album by W.I.T.C.H. is their Lukombo Vibes LP released in 1976 on Zambezi label.


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    Haitian music with strong african scent


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    There are several current Afrobeat groups. Two of my favorite are: Antibalas and Chicago Afrobeat Project




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    The Ghana Special compilation mentioned above is a good one. This is my favourite track from it - Vis a Vis playing Obi Agy e Me Dofo - which has a great bass, although it doesn't come out too well on this YT track.

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    Rest in peace, Babatunde Olatunji.




    EDIT: Babatunde had influenced Santana for the best, early stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Ginger was a pioneer in Afrobeat, one of the first Western musicians to adopt and embrace Africa's vast musical influence, as documented in Tony Palmer's "Ginger Baker in Africa" film (1971) from which the above clips came. You can hear the African influence in almost everything he did, from his Air Force to "Middle Passage" (1990) and "Horses and Trees" (1986).



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    King Sunny Ade and his Juju Beats



    Bunch of African psych rock:


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