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Old African Music

Sir Victor Uwaifo – Joromi (Original Version)

Victor Uwaifo was the first African to be awarded a gold disc for his 1965 hit ‘Joromi’. According to him, a childhood, seaside encounter with a mermaid spurned his followup hit, “Guitar Boy“.

A restless musical Enigma whose sound drew heavily upon the folky rhythms and melodies of his Edo roots, Uwaifo’s music ruled Nigeria’s airwaves throughout the late 1960’s and well into the 1970’s. His dazzling showmanship and stage performances continue to win him fans and accolades globally.

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Old African Music

Hailu Mergia & the Walias Band – Nefas New Zemedie

Newly unearthed, the first full length album by The Walias Band & Hailu Mergia. Recorded and released in 1975 by the band’s own label.

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Old African Music

Francis Bebey – Essok’am

Live en 1996 avec Patrick Bebey

Podcast sur RFI : Autour de Francis Bebey suite à la réédition de Dibiye (1996)