February 8th 2008
Here's another mixed bag with some Afro Latin, Afro Disco, Afro Funk and even some Afro Pop...
Perhaps most notably here is Sagbohan Danialou, a musical legend in Benin who was featured in my good friend Nicolas Moncadas' amazing movie documentary "l'Homme Orchestre". If you know what's good for you, you better try and track down some of his work, there are a few clips to be found on YouTube to wet your appetite. Nicolas managed to capture the beauty and unique feel of Benin and Beninoise culture and I sincerely hope that his work will soon receive the attention it deserves.
In the meanwhile, click the image below (showing multi-instrumentalist Sagbohan Danialou behind the drums), sit back and enjoy the sounds.
Thanx to my friend Cyril, who's jumped in to help me out with the hosting!
07:51 Antoine Dougbe -nounignon man kpon midji
13:24 Yom Yem Kombination -get on 'n' do it
20:55 Poly Rythmo -moulon devia
29:50 Djinns Music -djinns musi'c time
35:05 Bailly Spinto -djamo djamo
41:47 Sagbohan Danialou -ossi
47:51 Funkees -akula dwu onyeara pt.1
51:47 Bella Bellow -dasi ko
55:48 M.F.B -beware
Sorry about the horribly crackly quality of "akula dwu onyeara" by the Funkees. That's a pretty damn hard record to find and this beat up copy is the only one I ever came accross...
Which is not tragic because this song is featured on the latest compilation on Soundway Records. Of course clean sounding but also with Parts 1&2 united. As with all Soundway releases, every single rack is properly licensed and a good part of the profits goes back to Africa.