Monday, March 22, 2010

Quarried From Across The Continent

Another great African based compilation, titled "Afro Rock Volume 1" was recently released by the good people over at Strut Records. Like most of the Afro-based compilations that have been recently released, this funky record is very solid. The compilation focuses on a diverse selection of very rare Afro beat and Afro funk gems alongside some more psychedelic cuts that have, until now, been nearly impossible to track down. Some of my favorite cuts include Jingo's "Fever", Mercury Dance Band 's "Envy No Good" , Orchestra Lissanga's "Okuzua", and the funky laid back gem "Kyenkyen Bi Adi M'awu" by K. Frimpong & His Cuabo Fiestas. Overall, this compilation is one of the more diverse African based releases I've heard over the past few years as each track tends to stand on it's own. With Strut's impressive showing of "Afro Rock Volume 1" , it's safe to say that I'm already looking forward to the follow-up releases to this new series. Enjoy!

K. Frimpong & His Cuabo Fiestas - Kyenkyen Bi Adi M'awu

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LjP said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you!

forplay said...

Sick tune. Cheers for the post.