[Music] Daymé Arocena – Trilogía

Daymé Arocena is the most important artist to come out of Cuba since Celia Cruz, and this is not hyperbole.  She will be seen among the legends of Cuban music if she continues on her trajectory. I’m looking forward to her latest album, Sonocardiogram, to come out in September of this year. In the meantime, […]

[Music – Kočani Orkestar – Siki Siki Baba (Strict, Strict Father)

All credit goes to Canio Rosario Maffucci for posting a live version of this hit by Macedonia’s Kočani Orkestar earlier today. Those who remember the movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan will certainly remember this tune!

[Sample] Verckys et l´Orchestre Vévé – Congolese Funk, Afrobeat & Psychedelic Rumba 1969​-​1978

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=1448801674/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/ The Internet is a treasure trove which never ceases to amaze. Thanks to the enterprising souls over at Analog Africa, a brilliant reissue label from Germany, we get to here these long-forgotten wonders from the country formerly known as Zaïre, now the Democratic Republic of The Congo.

[Video] Franco & O.K. Jazz – On Entre O.K., On Sort K.O.

Welcome back, friends! It’s been a while since I’ve bothered to post anything here due to traveling and work obligations. Time to make this little labor of love a bit more active! We start out by posting a classic rhumba-and-calypso-influenced tune from what was then the Belgian Congo, then Zaïre (now the Democratic Republic of […]