Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Disco Africa

As I'm sure you have noticed, I've been really listening to a lot of Afro grooves as of late. One of the tracks that have been on constant rotation is The Ogyatanaa Show Band's funky seventies gem "Disco Africa". This very rare track was recently released on the excellent Soundway compilation Ghana Soundz Volume 2, which features many great tracks including Ebo Taylor's "Atwer Abroba", The African Brother's "Sakatumbe " and Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band's "Olufeme" among many others. On "Disco Africa", we find The Ogyatanaa Show Band successfully blurring the lines between Afrobeat and disco. However probably more importantly, it's nice to see labels like Soundway, Analog Africa, Honest Jon's, and Strut making lost songs like "Disco Africa" and compilations like Ghana Soundz Volume 2 available to new generations of music lovers, like myself. Enjoy!

The Ogyatanaa Show Band - Disco Africa

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Nakore said...

Super funky!

QuarBy said...

sampled by madlib. i guess he samples from comps. great stuff. thanks!