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André Marie Tala

Bend Skin Beats - Tchmassi magic and more Cameroun grooves (RETRO23CD)

Andre Marie Tala

André Marie TALA has had a distinguished musical career for over 30 years inside Cameroun, while his music and his influence have been felt across Africa and beyond. The award-winning singer, guitarist and songwriter introduced music fans to the infectious dance beat Tchamassi in the 1980s when Cameroun led the African continent in urban dance/party sounds. Then in the early 1990s he became the champion of Bend Skin, a funky-folklore fusion which has since become associated with the motorbike taxis that buzz around the dusty streets of Cameroun. Music in the groove for Africa on the move.

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RECENT RELEASES

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Bon Voyage!! (RETRO22CD)

Ry-Co Jazz epitomise the guitar-based style of dance music known to most of Africa as Congo music. Ry-Co Jazz’s influence in West Africa is legendary but their effect on the music of the French Caribbean was also dramatic, having a major influence on the development of zouk music which rocked the francophone islands from the 1980s onward.

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Les Mangalepa. Endurance - Music on the march across Africa (RETRO21CD)

Les Mangalepa

Endurance (RETRO21CD)

Based in Nairobi, Les Mangalepa are sovereigns in their own musical kingdom 'Le Royaume Mangalepa' - which extends far beyond Kenya to encompass Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Zambia and DR Congo (ex-Zaïre).

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Geraldo Pino & the Heartbeats  (RETRO20CD)

Geraldo Pino & the Heartbeats

HEAVY HEAVY HEAVY (RETRO20CD)

The long-lost hero of Afro Soul Funk

Geraldo Pino is one of the hidden heroes of African popular music. Geraldo had a major influence on the burgeoning soul/funk/Afrobeat scene in West Africa during the 1960s and 70s.

Pino’s party grooves and the Funk Imperative which underlines his musical philosophy make these dance tracks sound just as vital today as they did back then.

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Gaby Lita Bembo and Orchestre Stukas du Zaïre(RETRO18CD)

Gaby Lita Bembo and Orchestre Stukas du Zaïre
Kita Mata ABC (RETRO18CD)

Lita Bembo – the great showman of Congo-Zaïrean music – was one of the most inspirational musicians of the 'new generation' that stormed Kinshasa in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band Stukas du Zaïre. His unique blend of impassioned Ekonda vocal styles and frenetic guitar patterns turned his compositions into instant hits, while his eccentric stage antics and innovative dance routines endeared him to young and old alike. The music, like the man, remains larger than life.

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