Category Archives: Afro Cuban

PAT THOMAS-GHANIAN HIGHLIFE MASTER AND “THE GOLDEN VOICE OF AFRICA.”

Pat Thomas-Ghanaian Highlife Master and “The Golden Voice Of Africa.”  All Pat Thomas ever wanted to do was sing highlife. He’s been doing since his career began in 1966. Since then, Pat Thomas has reinvented himself musically several times. He’s recorded everything from big band highlife in the late sixties, right through to the burger highlife …

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AMARA TOURE-1973-1980.

AMARA TOURE-1973-1980. Amara Touré’s recording career lasted just seven years. It started in 1973, and finished in 1980. His discography consists of just ten tracks. This includes three singles, and the four tracks on his 1980 album Accompagné Par L’Orchestre Massako. These ten tracks comprise Amara Touré’s discography. While that might not seem like much, …

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KILINDU-KILINDU.

KILINDU-KILINDU. There aren’t many bands who are fortunate enough to have a Grammy Award winning producer working on their debut alum. Kilindu have been. They’ve recently been working with Grammy winning producer, Robert Cutarella. He produced their eponymous debut album, Kilindu which was released as a digital download on 20th September 2014. Previously, Robert Cutarella …

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LES AMBASSADEURS-LES AMBASSADEURS DU MOTEL DE BAMAKO.

LES AMBASSADEURS-LES AMBASSADEURS DU MOTEL DE BAMAKO. As the seventies unfolded, the Rail Band de Bamako were kings of Malian music. They had dragged Malian music kicking and screaming into the twentieth century. The Rail Band de Bamako had given traditional Malian music a makeover. However, another group was about to steal their crown, Les …

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AZTECA-AZTECA.

AZTECA-AZTECA. With brothers Coke and Pete Escovedo growing up Oakland in the sixties, surrounded by Latin music, it’s no surprise that they decided to form their own group, Azteca. Like Santana, Azteca were a pioneering and innovative group. Their music was a fusion of a multiplicity of musical genres and influences, including Latin and funk. …

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HOT 8 BRASS BAND-THE LIFE AND TIMES OF.

HOT 8 BRASS BAND-THE LIFE AND TIMES OF. New Orleans has always been a city with a rich musical heritage, whether it be Dixieland, jazz, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, funk, Afro Cuban or the city’s brass bands. Back in New Orleans in 1995, Bennie Pete, Jerome Jones and Harry Cook decided to merge two existing …

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