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Ernesto Djédjé : king of ziglibithy, father of the ziglibithiens
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Ernesto Djédjé : king of ziglibithy, father of the ziglibithiens

Analog Africa reissues a selection of tracks by Ernesto Djédjé, hero of the Ivorian musical epic whose modern rise caused a sensation well beyond his country. Passed on far too early, Ernesto embodied the fusion of soul, funk, and the traditions of his beloved region.

5 albums to discover this week
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5 albums to discover this week

This week, an invitation to dance over jerky kuduro-inspired rhythm, an abrasive and sensual record, some modern take on the lulanga, seven minutes of Afrofusion and some hybrid funk.

Steve Monite: The return of Nigeria’s King of Boogie
Profiles
Steve Monite: The return of Nigeria’s King of Boogie

“It Is Like My Music Was Waiting For This Generation” says disco funk relic Steve Monite as he tells the story of his oddball musical career and the massive reemergence of his timeless boogie classics.

Shane Cooper & Mabuta, expanding Joburg jazz
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Shane Cooper & Mabuta, expanding Joburg jazz

The South African bassist and his band unveil Finish The Sun, a sophomore album rooted in experimentation, 70s African music and sunny mornings.   “In late 2020, I would start every day by having a cup […]

Le Tioko-Tioko, Malian funk gem rediscovered by Mr Bongo
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Le Tioko‑Tioko, Malian funk gem rediscovered by Mr Bongo

Mr Bongo announces the reedition of a rare album from Malian musician Idrissa Soumaoro, initially released in 1978. Le Tioko-Tioko, from which the banger “Nissodia” is taken, was recorded by Soumaoro and l’Eclipse de l’IJA.  […]

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Boogie master Steve Monite returns with original reissue
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Only You boogie master Steve Monite returns with new reissue

Soundway Records announces the reissue of the 1984 Nigerian disco album Only You by Steve Monite, with the digital debut of single “Things Fall Apart”. The Nigerian boogie single “Only You” by Steve Monite will […]

Wally Badarou: Echoes (1984)
Review
Wally Badarou: Echoes (1984)

We dive into the French born Badarou’s most well known 1984 classic Echoes for a closer look at the sounds of Wally’s world.

Candido: Dancin’ & Prancin’ (1979)
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Candido’s Dancin’ & Prancin’

A look back at the bongo innovator and thousand finger man, Cándido Camero Guerra’s, 1979 Afro-Cuban disco masterpiece. Cándido Camero Guerra known simply as Candido is one of the pioneers of Afro-Cuban jazz and an […]