Inspired by Jorge Ben’s classic album Africa Brasil, this is a mix all about the shared rhythm, energy and soul of funk influenced music coming from both sides of the Atlantic in the 1970s as well as the legacy of artists such as Jorge and Fela Kuti.
I’ll hopefully get some more mixtapes up on the new VariousNoises Mixcloud page in the not too distant future so make sure you check back soon, I’ve also put this one on SoundCloud so you can listen without even leaving the blog.
Hope you enjoy it, there’s plenty more from the featured artists to check out on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube etc. Unfortunately I couldn’t find room for a Fela track (songs clocking in at 10 minutes plus aren’t great in a mix) so here’s the excellent ‘Colonial Mentality’ to make do with for now.
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Image credit: JAIRO BD on Flickr