Thursday, October 07, 2010

The Original Sound of Funky Africa

I'm slowly, but surely, recovering from last night's Grow Up. Thanks to Jon Blunck for playing an increadible set and to everyone who showed up. The night was a lot of fun as usual. A quick reminder, we will be throwing a very special Grow Up party on Saturday, October 23rd with special guest Sorcerer. Look for more info regarding that night to come.

Here is a funky African gem titled "Handsome Boy (E Wara)" by the group The Rwenzori's. This track is just one of the many great tracks that is featured on the amazing Afro funk compilation titled Africafunk: Return To The Original Sound Of 1970s Funky Africa that was released back in 2000 by the Harmless label. This compilation includes other great hard-to-find gems including Fela Kuti's "Roforofo Fight", Buari's "Ku Ka Maria", and Kongas' "Anikana-O" among many others. Occasionally I come across this record, however like many of the great African compilations, this record is becoming more difficult to find. Therefore, I highly recommend snatching up this compilation if you ever come across it. Overall, a solid Afro funk compilation full of lost numerous funky gems. Enjoy!

The Rwenzori's - Handsome Boy (E Wara) (Parts 1 & 2)

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