During the 20th century, the atlantic side of Africa transforms itself into a laboratory of musical experimentation. The rivers, beginning with the mighty Congo, offer new ways of cultural penetration. Easily accessible, inexpensive and durable, the 7-inch single becomes the format of preference across the continent as the 1960s unfold and outside influences fuse with rich African traditions. The single becomes the calling card for many African artists.
Here we have three rare and funky 45's from the Motherland. From Burkina Faso to Madagascar through Benin and Cameroun, from soul to funk through afrobeat, these six songs are sparkling pieces of the vast puzzle of modern African music
Exclusively available on our website, you can order our special package wich includes the three 45's and a 24-page booklet that includes exciting linernotes and beautiful black and white pictures by burkinabé photographer Sory Sanlé, who preserved them for many decades.
Includes unlimited streaming of Africa Gone Funkee
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.