A painstakingly assembled collection of Afrobeat and Afro Funk, most of which has never been released outside of Africa and some of which is unreleased anywhere. The first of three planned volumes, this album will interest anyone with a love of funky global sounds, especially those who bought the recent Fela Kuti reissues. This package [...]
The Powerhouse of Columbian Music 1960-76. Soundway Records presents the tropical sound of Colombia. From the salsas and descargas of Cali, Medellin and Bogota to the Afro sounds and raw cumbias of Cartagena and Barranquilla, this is the sound of Colombian dancehalls and clubs in the ’60s and ’70s, when the legendary Discos Fuentes record [...]
Nigeria in the 1970’s had one the biggest recording industries on the continent as well as one of the most diverse. The fusion of African rhythms and culture with jazz, funk, soul, and rock was an Africa-wide phenomenon but nowhere was it more prolific and active than the cities and dance floors of Nigeria.
These twelve [...]