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Seigneur Tabu Ley Rochereau, Orchestre Afrisa – Haffi Deo

The title track of Tabu Ley’s 1985 album “Haffi deo” is a daring crossover to a smoother boogie funk sound.

Scattered among his discography which spans over 100 albums there are a few tunes that sound quite different from the usual rumba.

Haffi Deo is a beautiful track that fell into obscurity outside the Congo by perhaps being too smooth for the “world music” crowd in the mid 80s. Check here.

Tabu Ley passed away in November 2013 in his late 70s.

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