Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Rough Guide to Coupe Decale

On va coupé, on va danser ....
Get ready to JAM!


1. Aladji - Jeff Bongolo Bango
2. Fete a Saga - Douk Saga
3. Wolosso - Dollar DJ
4. Seka Seka - DJ Mareshal
5. Sentiment Moko - DJ Kaloudji
6. Bobaraba - DJ Eloh & DJ Mix
7. Les Bienfaiteurs - Dino Malachie
8. Faire le Cho - Anaconda
9. Kpangor - DJ Arafat ft Debordo
10. Améliore ta Vie - DJ Molokai
11. Sans Guèbè - Doliziana Debordo ft Majistral DJ
12. Coupé-Tué - Les Tueuses
13. Coupe Decale Crunk - The Bird ft Mano 2 Mano
14. Dans la Foret du Congo - DJ Kedjevara

A Rough Guide to Coupe Decale Download

Friday, June 19, 2009

Koffi Olomide! "Mopao Mokonzi"

This man's a LEGEND in Congolese and African music in general. He has dominated music charts across the continent and abroad with a combination of his deep baritone voice, sophisticated arrangements, lively beats, and his blending of old school Congolese rumba with a new-school twist. To sum it up...he's just AMAZING. He has 50 + albums to his credit and a career spanning over 30 years, and the man is still making music.

He's one of my favorite singers of all time...word up!

Here's a rough guide to Koffi's music:

Koffi Olomide Download

1. Loi
2. Tsiane
5. Ma Fille
6. Roseau
7. Silivi
10. Longitima Skol
11. Papa Plus
12. Elixir
13.Classe Tendresse

Friday, June 12, 2009

African Rebel Music: Roots, Reggae and Dancehall

Presenting hits from 10 countries ‘African Rebel Music – Roots reggae and dancehall’ gives a preview of the reggae dancehall movement in Africa. Get ready to dance! Heba!!


1.Owange RMX - Peter Miles (Uganda)
2.Africa Unite - E.A.R.B.C. (Kenya/Uganda)
3.Bad Boy - 994 Crew (Mauritania)
4.TonTon D'America - Tiken Jah Fakoly (Cote D'Ivoire)
5.Wachita Over - Leo Muntu (Zambia)
6.Handsome - Prince Dully Sykes (Tanzania)
7.African - H2O - (featuring Zubz) (South Africa)
8.Sensimilia - Mad Melon/Mt. Black (Nigeria)
9.Bless My Room - Necessary Noize (Kenya)
10.Wouty Zion - Baay Sooley - (featuring Carlou D/Country Man) (Senegal)
11.One Vive One Flow Pt. 2 - Bantu/PBS (Nigeria/Senegal)
12.Wooyo - Alif (Senegal)
13.We Must Rebel - Rebellion The Recaller - (featuring Suns Of Light) (Gambia)
14.Shashamane on My Mind - Sydney Salmon & The 12 Tribes Of Israel Band (Ethiopia)
15.Gatyeni - Teba (South Africa)
16.Love Somebody - Small Axe (Uganda)
17.Lambori - Batman - (featuring Gogome) (Ghana)

African Rebel Music Download

Monday, June 8, 2009

Tribute to Kofi Ghanaba a.k.a Guy Warren

One of Ghana's most prolific drummers; Kofi Ghanaba (Guy Warren, Kpakpo Kofi Warren Gamaliel Harding Akwei), drummer and journalist, was born 4 May 1923 and died 22 December 2008.

Taken from the Journal of African Music and Popular Culture:

As a composer, drummer, and flutist Ghanaba recorded several other long playing records, most of them in the 1950s and 1960s, among them Themes For African Drums (1958), The African Soundz of Guy Warrren of Ghana (1960), African Rhythms - The Exciting Soundz of Guy Warrren and his Talking Drums (1962), Emergent Drums (1963) and Afro-Jazz (1969). He became known in America for introducing the obonu drum to Jazz, a drum then referred to as “Talking Drum”. It had been unknown to Jazz before. Ghanaba was among the first to search for the creative possibilities of blending/and (re)connecting (African-American) Jazz with African or better Ghanaian modern popular as well as traditional music long before this became a creative powerhouse for many other musicians from Africa as well as the Americas.

In honor of his life, here's the full album Themes for African Drums - The Guy Warren Sounds (1958):
Themes for African Drums Download

Friday, June 5, 2009

Special Request: Kanda Bongo Man

This album is a more up-beat compilation of Kanda Bongo Man's first two albums "Iyole" (1981) and "Djessy"(1982) released in 1990. I'm feelin' the album cover work lol
Also, check out Diblo Dibala's guitarwork ... mehn!! You gotta love that Soukous guitar.

Download link: Non-stop

Watch out for another Kanda Bongo Man post in the near future.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Reggae from Around di Worl'

1. Bloodshed in Africa - Alpha Blondy (Cote D'Ivoire)
2. Love Me - Lucky Dube (South Africa) R.I.P :(
3. In Ghana - Rocky Dawuni (Ghana)
4. Alou Maye - Tiken Jah Fakoly ft Saramba Kouyate (Cote D'Ivoire)
5. Promised Land - Majek Fashek (Nigeria)
6. Roots Ragga - Kreyol Syndikat (France)
7. Jamaica Brasileira - Tribo de Jah (Brazil)
8. Liberation - Morgan Heritage (US/Jamaica)
9. Life - Dub Incorporation ft Tiken Jah Fakoly (France/Cote D'Ivoire)
10. Wadjou - Askia Modibo (Mali)

Reggae from around di' worl' download