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Old African Music

Babatunde Olatunji – Akiwowo

Et si vous pensez avoir déjà entendu cette musique chez Gainsbourg, c’est normal… il avait “un peu” emprunté à Babatunde Olatunji (sans le dire, ni créditer qui que soit) pour un de ses albums…

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Old African Music

One Night in Pelican

The Afro Modern Sounds of Soweto’s First Nightclub

• Ten seminal tracks journeying through jazz, funk, fusion and disco, detailing the incredible story and sounds behind the Soweto nightclub during the height of apartheid.

• A uniquely South African take on the trans-Atlantic sounds of Philadelphia, Detroit and New York City.

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Old African Music

Thetha – Hot Summer Night

Never ever let me go

Thetha is an isiWhosa word for “speak”. Its members were Vusi Khumalo (leader & drums), Wings Segale (leads vocals), Bakithi Khumalo (bass guitar), Lawrence Matshiza (guitar), Makhaya Mahlangu (percussion) and Bushy Seathlolo (keyboards)
Their 1985 maxi single “Love Me Tonight” became this afro-funk group’s big hit.