TOGO SOUL 70, selected rare Togolese recordings from 1971 to 1981

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Hot Casa Records present Togo Soul 70 (Selected Rare Togolese Recordings from 1971 to 1981).

A treasure-trove of rare and unusual recordings mostly recorded in Lomé during the 70’s, a fusion of traditional voodoo chants, raw soul and Afro jazz. Finding these tracks and their rights holders hasn’t become any easier even after few trips all over this west African country bordered by Ghana, Benin & Burkina Faso.

Hot Casa Records decided to select 13 tracks, a snapshot of some hundreds of rare and often forgotten tapes from the most prolific, professional and exciting phase of the country’s recording history, including international stars like Bella Bellow (who even performed to Maracana stadium in Brazil), or Roger Damawuzan, compared as the James Brown from Lomé, and forgotten tapes and brilliant songs in Mina, Kabyié and Fon languages. Many of the tracks featured here are peppered with innovation and experimentation highlighting how diverse the music scene in Togo was at the time, even if the political context influenced their creation.

A must have for all music lovers, also used as the soundtrack of the documentary Togo Soul 70, directed by Liz Gomis & DJ Julien Lebrun!

Togo Soul 70 is also available as Gatefold vinyl 2LP w/innersleeve & CD

TRACKLIST:

A1. Akofa Akoussah : I Tcho Tchass
A2. Bella Bellow : Dasi Ko
A3. Napo De Mi Amor : N’Bo Eyadema Mobutu
A4. Aimé Orchis Mathey : Senye Ye Na
B1. Toite Sandja : Mais Dis-Donc
B2. Aimé Orchis Mathey : Tralala Vo Dou
B3. Gabelo : Wokunyeya
B4. Wini & Fefe : Ago Kae Medze
C1. Adamah  & Agbote  : Dzo Le Gbo Nye
C2. Vewonyi DD : Agbemenyawo
C3. Dk Pilo : Mi Kpede Dunye
D1. Yta Jourias : Adome Nyueto
D2. Roger Damawuzan : Loxo Nye

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Roger Damawuzan

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