Tag Archives: African

Listen: Disco Blaze – “Jump Back (Comm’ Of The Fireballs)” [1977]

Digging back through my trove of downloaded delights lead me to this “ultra-rare” funk record from Nigerian group Disco Blaze, Jump Back!. If you’re in need of a good funkin’, these guys have you covered. You can find the whole album … Continue reading

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Listen: KOKOKO! – “Buka Dansa” [2019]

If you remember from my SXSW 2019 recap, DRC group KOKOKO! was by and far the best group I saw at the fest. So nice I saw ’em twice! They released their debut album Fongola at the start of the month and … Continue reading

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Listen: Vumani – “Guy Fawkes” [1986]

Was tuned into a weirdo internet radio station and got hooked up with this absolute heat from South Africa. Later found that it was also shared on god-blog/label Awesome Tapes from Africa, which makes sense. They gotta give this an … Continue reading

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Djeli Moussa Diawara – “Haidara” [1983]

Last year I had the pleasure of promoting a record called Ladilikan, from Malian group Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet. It was an incredible mix of strings and traditional African instruments like balafon and kora. This record put me on a … Continue reading

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