Geraldo Pino (aka Gerald Pine) is
one of the hidden heroes of African popular music. A singer, guitarist
and bandleader from Sierra Leone, Geraldo had a major influence
on the burgeoning soul/funk/Afrobeat scene in West Africa during
the 1960s and 70s. He made a huge impression on the young Fela Kuti
who praised him effusively but his music has remained largely unheard
for the past 30 years.
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.