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AFRO NATIONAL - AFRICAN EXPERIMENTALS

AFRO NATIONAL - AFRICAN EXPERIMENTALS

The Afro National band was formed in Freetown, Sierra Leone in 1972. Their inspirational leader, Sulay Abu Bakarr accompanied by his wife Patricia and Ayo Roy Macauley split from the Sabanoh Jazz Band to form their new group. They skillfully merged highlife and jazz sounds ... read more »

 

BAMBA, SORRY - SORRY BAMBA DU MALI (1977)

BAMBA, SORRY - SORRY BAMBA DU MALI (1977)

In 1977 Sorry Bamba produced his second LP for the Paris based Sonafric group. Long out of print Africa Seven is pleased to be reissuing this LP which benefits from extensive restoration and remastering to a spectral analysis level, bringing and polishing long lost and ... read more »

 

BAMBA, SORRY - SORRY BAMBA DU MALI (1979)

BAMBA, SORRY - SORRY BAMBA DU MALI (1979)

In 1979 Sorry Bamba produced his third LP for the Paris based Sonafric group. Long out of print, that LP is now reissued at last. This six track masterpiece opens with 'Mayel', blending Afro-space grooves, cowbell and swirling organ with psych guitar and punchy horns. ... read more »

 

BRILLANT, EKAMBI - AFRICAN FUNK EXPERIMENTALS 1975-1982

BRILLANT, EKAMBI - AFRICAN FUNK EXPERIMENTALS 1975-1982

A compilation presenting the most funky recordings of Ekambi Brillant from Cameroon, dating back to the years 1975-1978. Brillant is a highly regarded artist who enjoyed several hits in France. Apart from funk, the style reveals traces of tribal music, psychedelia, disco ... read more »

 

DIBANGO, MANU - AFROVISION

DIBANGO, MANU - AFROVISION

Manu Dibango's 1976 album returns to vinyl! The six lengthy tracks reveal a variety of styles, including driving afro jazz ('Big Blow'), soundtrack-laced xylo jazz smoothness ('Dakar Streets'), groove laden Afrofunk ('Akoko Party'), smooth progressive Afro jazz ('Bayam ... read more »

 

DIBANGO, MANU - CEDDO O.S.T.

DIBANGO, MANU - CEDDO O.S.T.

Back on vinyl! Manu Dibango's soundtrack to the 1977 Senegalese movie 'Ceddo', directed by Ousmane Sembène. The film is set during the 17th century, a period of slave-trading and of the introduction of Christianity and Islam to West-Africa.

 

DIBANGO, MANU - HOME MADE

DIBANGO, MANU - HOME MADE

'Home Made' is a 4-track work featuring epic African musicianship. Recorded in 1979, the album's rhythms were recorded in Nigeria. This created an infectious and addictive Afrobeat groove. Overdubs and mix downs were then carried out in Paris, adding layers of sheen and ... read more »

 

DIBANGO, MANU - MANU 76

DIBANGO, MANU - MANU 76

On 'Manu 76' Manu Dibango assembled a supremely talent bunch of musicians which include Jo Tongo on bass, Slim Pezin on guitar, Lucien Dobat (Kassav) on drums, Alex Francfort on piano and Georgia Dibango (at age 7) on the guest vocals. The album's six tracks straddle a ... read more »

 

DIBANGO, MANU - SUN EXPLOSION

DIBANGO, MANU - SUN EXPLOSION

The four tracks on 'Sun Explosion' (originally released in 1978) straddle a series of styles from the lazy, reggae jazz of opener 'Anty', to the more traditional "Manu" Afro-funk-jazz sound of 'Matumba'. Remember it's 1978 and disco is in the air. The sounds of ... read more »

 

EKO - FUNKY DISCO MUSIC

EKO - FUNKY DISCO MUSIC

This 1979 LP from Cameroon opens up with the bright and uplifting disco-swing gem and title track 'Funky Disco Music'. Punchy horns, Afro rhythms and groovy bass (from Vicky Edimo) power this groover along before mixing straight into the jazz-funk-disco hybrid 'Ndolo Embe ... read more »

 

JOSEPH, MOMO - WAR FOR GROUND

JOSEPH, MOMO - WAR FOR GROUND

Africa Seven's next installment returns to Cameroon with a special edition version of Momo Joseph's in-demand LP, 'War For Ground', including three extra tracks. Momo may be better known for his work as an actor, having featured in such titles as 'La Haine' (1995) and 'The ... read more »

 

LAPPÉ, PASTEUR - NA MAN PASS MAN

LAPPÉ, PASTEUR - NA MAN PASS MAN

Following on from the Pasteur Lappé compilation 'African Funk Experimentals' on Africa Seven, here's a repress of his second album from 1979, 'Na Man Pass Man'. The album is full of diverse sounds, ranging from driving funk, sweeping disco grooves, syrupy ballads, ... read more »

 

LAPPÉ, PASTEUR - WE, THE PEOPLE

LAPPÉ, PASTEUR - WE, THE PEOPLE

Reissue of Pasteur Lappé's first album, which was recorded in 1979 with the backing band and production collective The Zulu Gang. The album is full of diverse sounds; from driving funk, sweeping disco grooves, syrupy ballads, reggae, Jackson-five-esque pop to ... read more »

 

TALA A.M. - AFRICAN FUNK EXPERIMENTALS 1975-1978

TALA A.M. - AFRICAN FUNK EXPERIMENTALS 1975-1978

This super slick source material mainly comes from the funky albums that Cameroonian Tala A.M. cut for Fiesta Records in the years 1973-1978. The lead track (and highlight of this compilation) is 'Hot Koki'. It is a powerhouse of funk guitar, soul and infectious Afro ... read more »

 

TALA A.M. - AFRICAN FUNK EXPERIMENTALS 1975-1978

TALA A.M. - AFRICAN FUNK EXPERIMENTALS 1975-1978

This super slick source material mainly comes from the funky albums that Cameroonian Tala A.M. cut for Fiesta Records in the years 1973-1978. The lead track (and highlight of this compilation) is 'Hot Koki'. It is a powerhouse of funk guitar, soul and infectious Afro ... read more »

 

TIM, J.M. -& FOTY- - AFRICAN FUNK EXPERIMENTALS 1977-1979

TIM, J.M. -& FOTY- - AFRICAN FUNK EXPERIMENTALS 1977-1979

Tim (aka Jean Marie Tiam) and the sadly departed Maurice Foty, who died in 2011, are musical cousins who hail from Bafoussam in Cameroon. Their signature vocal harmony sound may be the first thing you hear, however they also have produced a host of the funkiest African funk ... read more »

 

TONGO, JO - JO TONGO

TONGO, JO - JO TONGO

Dating back to 1977, the debut-LP by Jon Tongo, a Cameroonian musician based in Paris, blends '70s funk with Afrobeat and African folk music. The album oozes style, quality, fine musicianship and is full of instantly memorable songs. In other words, this vinyl-reissue is ... read more »

 

VARIOUS - AFRICA AIRWAYS FIVE

VARIOUS - AFRICA AIRWAYS FIVE

'BRACE BRACE BOOGIE 1976-1982' - It's that time again. The skies are calling and its time to board our trusty jet for the fifth release of Africa Seven's premiere class compilation Africa Airways. For volume 5 its time to brace yourselves for 10 slices of Afro boogie ... read more »

 

VARIOUS - AFRICA AIRWAYS FOUR

VARIOUS - AFRICA AIRWAYS FOUR

The fourth installment of Africa Seven's African sky filled musical cornucopia is called 'African Airways Four' (Disco Funk Touchdown 1976-1983)'. This time around all tunes have the disco flavour. As ever it's all about the music... the skies are wide and funky and the air ... read more »

 

VARIOUS - AFRICA AIRWAYS THREE

VARIOUS - AFRICA AIRWAYS THREE

'THE AFRO-PSYCH EXCURSION 1972-1984' - For our third flight with Africa Airways our pilot has informed us of some particularly adverse turbulence en-route. Our trip may be multi-coloured, the winds may be swirling and the clouds may be kaleidoscopic. Ladies and gentlemen, ... read more »

 

VARIOUS - AFRO EXOTIQUE - ADVENTURES IN THE LEFTFIELD, AFRICA

VARIOUS - AFRO EXOTIQUE - ADVENTURES IN THE LEFTFIELD, AFRICA

"... 1972-1982". The influence of traditional and contemporary African music on funk and disco, from the late 60's to the early 80's, has rightly become ever more widely recognised and acknowledged over the last 30 years. "Afro-Exotique" seeks to looks ... read more »

 

VARIOUS - AFROSONIQUE, VOL. 1

VARIOUS - AFROSONIQUE, VOL. 1

'Afrosonique Vol. 1' is the ideal first instalment of a series of compilations bridging African tracks from the '70s and '80s with the most talented artists of today into a remix and re-edit series. With no multi-tracks available, the artists have gone through an incredible ... read more »

 

VARIOUS - MOTHERS' GARDEN

VARIOUS - MOTHERS' GARDEN

'THE FUNKY SOUNDS OF FEMALE AFRICA 1975-1984' - A compilation focusing on the unique contribution from some of Africa's most recognised female artists and some lesser known ones for good measure. SIDE 1: 1. Letta Mbulu - Kilimandjaro Take Us Higher 2. Uta Bella - Enyin 3. ... read more »

 

VARIOUS - RETURN TO THE MOTHER'S GARDEN - MORE FUNKY SOUNDS..

VARIOUS - RETURN TO THE MOTHER'S GARDEN - MORE FUNKY SOUNDS..

..OF FEMALE AFRICA 1971-1982". Africa Seven comes with the second volume of the "Mother's Garden" series, presenting yet again some of Africa's most recognised female artists alongside some lesser known artists. Whilst the roster might have changed slightly, ... read more »

 

 


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