Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Future of Afro Beat

The superb German label Tramp has just released the third, and in my opinion, most impressive volume of their Contemporary compilation series, this time with the focus on the exciting wave of new Afro beat music and groups that have been arising over the past few years. Some of the group's featured on this amazing new compilation, Contemporary Afro Beat, are Fanga, Odu, N'Ghare Hi Power Band, Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble, Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra, Jojo Quo & His Challengers, and many many more. One of my favorite tracks is Express Brass Band's funky Afro gem "Radio Kabul", which has an overall soulful feel-good groove. Overall, Tramp Records has done an amazing job of putting together a solid compilation that truly highlights the future of Afro beat. Enjoy!

Express Brass Band - Radio Kabul

Click Here to purchase Tramp's new compilation Contemporary Afro Beat.

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