Okayafrica – Africa in your earbuds #51 – DJ Zach Cowie

OKAyafrica-ZACH-COWIE-l-715x715In the 51st version of the Africa-in-your-Earbuds-Series Los Angeles-based DJ Zach Cowie (Turquoise Wisdom) provides us with a very fine selection of disco/boogie/electronic party tunes. He invites us to an impressive travel through space (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Togo) and time (late 70’s/ early 80’s). This mix might come as a surprise to many who were not aware of the heavy funk and disco influence that music scenes in Africa experienced in the 70’s and 80’s. You will surely enjoy this lesson in modern African music history.

The mixtape includes tracks by Lijadu Sisters, Francis Bebey and William Onyeabor among many.

TRACKLIST
1. Salome Nolega & Girls – “Mulima Hale” – Kenyan Songs and Strings 1950 & 1952 – Sharp Wood – Kenya
2. Lijadu Sisters – “Not Any Longer” – Double Trouble – Shanachie – Nigeria
3. Francis Bebey – “The Coffee Cola Song” – African Electronic Music 1975-1982 – Born Bad – Cameroon
4. Harari – “Party” – Supafrico Vol 1 – Supafrico – South Africa
5. Kiki Gyan – “Disco Dancer” – 24 Hours In A Disco – Soundway – Ghana
6. Joe Moks – “Boys And Girls” – Brand New Wayo – Comb & Razor – Nigeria
7. Agar Story – “Christina Lover (Sofrito Edit)” – Tropical Discotheque Ep Vol. 2 – Sofrito – ?
8. Jombo – “Squeeze Me” – Pure Pleasure – Tembo – Nigeria
9. KH (aka Four Tet) – “The track i’ve been playing that people keep asking about…” – 12″ – Text – UK
10. Cos Ber Zam – “Ne Noya (Daphni Edit)” – 12″ – Jiaolong – Togo
11. Tiyiselani Yomaseve – “Yanghoma” – Shangaan Electro New Wave Dance Music From South Africa – Honest Jon’s – South Africa
12. Ata Kak – “Daa Nyinaa (Noema’s Tribute Edit) – African Shakedown – African Shakedown – Ghana
13. Black Soul – “Mangous Ye (12″ Disco Version)” – Supafrico Vol. 6 – Supafrico – Dakar
14. N’draman Blintch – “I First ‘U’ Last” – Cikamele – Cosmic Sounds – Nigeria
15. William Onyeabor – “Everyday” – Anything You Sow – Wilifilms – Nigeria

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