Hamad Kalkaba And The Golden Sounds
Hamad Kalkaba And The Golden Sounds 1974- 1975
Neglected for decades by all but the most devoted collectors of Afro music, Analog Africa at long last gathers together the body of work of one of Cameroon’s forgotten geniuses.
Unlike many musicians who emerged from nowhere, recorded a few singles and vanished, Kalkaba hadn’t disappeared. Far from it. He was a distinguished public figure, a retired Colonel in the army of Cameroon, and a former member of Cameroon’s Olympic Selection Committee. Kalkaba saw these songs recorded in the mid-1970s a part of a movement, initiated by musicians from all around Cameroon who, with the help of keyboards, drum kits and electric guitars, modernize the traditional rhythms of their regions. another example of the amazing diversity of styles that exist in Africa and its diaspora
- Astadjam Dada Sara
- Fouh Sei Allah
- Gandjal Kessoum