February 8th 2008
Here's another mixed bag with some Afro Latin, Afro Disco, Afro Funk and Afro Pop from Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Ivory Coast.
One of my favorite tracks here is Sagbohan Danialou, a musical legend in Benin who was featured in 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 the country of Benin and its vibrant 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... Edit: