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The New Year Case of the Night at Club Safari

12:00pm, 1-13-2019
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It was once a frequent staple of these Adventures to play my Afro-Latin sets; cases of the Night at Club Safari came often in the first few years at XRAY. That tradition faded a bit over the past year as my new music acquisition turned away from that genre... but today I am back with a wholly new set of Afro-Latin gems from Ivory Coast, The Congo, Nigeria, Senegal, and Benin.

I start today's set with a survey of very groovy 45 singles. This is music from the 60s, when African nations were channeling the sounds of Western popular rock. This era saw the most frequent use of drum kits and the 3-minute power single format, and there is a raw crunch about the guitar sound resembling production qualities of the Stones and the Beatles. That sound slowly morphs into more traditional Afro-Latin over the course of the first hour.

The second hour today begins with slower fare (perhaps not exactly slow jams... but close). Then we move into more current offshoots of the Afro-Latin sound, including a soukouss burner and some fusion afrobeat from Benin stars Honore Avolonto et l'Orchestre Black Santiago.

  • 12:03pm Fanta Je T'Aime by Anoman Brouh Felix on single (Safie Deen)
  • 12:06pm Ibraba Ga Oueribedona by Mamadou Doumbia on single (Safie Deen)
  • 12:09pm Lohi Mai Lo by Anoman Brouh Felix on single (Safie Deen)
  • 12:12pm Ole Bidimina by Mamadou Doumbia on single (Safie Deen)
  • 12:14pm Chimoin by Anoman Brouh Felix on single (Safie Deen)
  • 12:17pm Habiba Moussa by Le Ry-Co Jazz on Dansons... avec le Ry-Co Jazz (Radio Martiko, Disques Vogue)
  • 12:21pm Agnada by Anoman Brouh Felix on single (Safie Deen)
  • 12:24pm Super Nord by Anoman Brouh Felix on single (Safie Deen)
  • 12:27pm Mambo Ryco by Le Ry-Co Jazz on Dansons... avec le Ry-Co Jazz (Radio Martiko, Disques Vogue)
  • 12:30pm Pachanga by Le Ry-Co Jazz on Dansons... avec le Ry-Co Jazz (Radio Martiko, Disques Vogue)
  • 12:33pm Mama Na Sima by Nemlin Fax Clarck on single (Philips)
  • 12:35pm Seyni Kay Fonema by Super Star de Dakar on single (Comoe)
  • 12:38pm Come Me My Love by Super Star de Dakar on single (Comoe)
  • 12:41pm Oyo Nene by Super Star de Dakar on single (Comoe)
  • 12:44pm Me Voy Pa El Monte by Laba Sosseh on El Sonero de Africa Vol. 1 (Disques M.A.G.)
  • 12:47pm Conjura by Laba Sosseh on Formidable Laba Sosseh (Sacodis)
  • 12:53pm Paul Achi by Anoman Brouh Felix on single (Safie Deen)
  • 12:56pm Hottody by Nemlin Fax Clarck on single (Philips)
  • 12:59pm Bina Charanga by Le Ry-Co Jazz on Dansons... avec le Ry-Co Jazz (Radio Martiko, Disques Vogue)
  • 1:03pm Aminata by Super Star de Dakar on single (Comoe)
  • 1:06pm El Casel de Ry-Co by Le Ry-Co Jazz on Dansons... avec le Ry-Co Jazz (Radio Martiko, Disques Vogue)
  • 1:09pm Madia by Nemlin Fax Clarck on single (Philips)
  • 1:12pm Seyni by Laba Sosseh on El Sonero de Africa Vol. 1 (Disques M.A.G.)
  • 1:18pm Curious Story by Le Ry-Co Jazz on Dansons... avec le Ry-Co Jazz (Radio Martiko, Disques Vogue)
  • 1:22pm Ay Que No by Laba Sosseh on Formidable Laba Sosseh (Sacodis)
  • 1:28pm Le Monde d'Aujourd'hui by Duo Macki Cisse et Dicko Boubakar on Teto Africano (Editions Keur Laye)
  • 1:34pm Lonlon Simpe by Honore Avolonto et l'Orchestre Black Santiago on Honore Avolonto et l'Orchestre Black Santiago (Editions Satel)
  • 1:41pm El Manicero (Salsa 80) by Pablo Medetadji on single (Medetassembo)
  • 1:45pm Assounon Dje Dokoli by Honore Avolonto et l'Orchestre Black Santiago on Honore Avolonto et l'Orchestre Black Santiago (Editions Satel)
  • 1:57pm El Manisero by Laba Sosseh on El Sonero de Africa Vol. 1 (Disques M.A.G.)
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