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African Airways One & Two (Funk Connection 1973-1980, Funk Departures 1973-1982)

Africa Seven


Released: 22nd Jul 2016


these compilations are a deep exploration into the furthest parts of 1970’s and early 1980’s scenes across Africa.

The last decade has seen the un-tapping of an apparent endless well of music from the mother continent and this compilation uncovers some of the cream of the crop and stands as one of the finest exponents of the African take on the music that it directly influenced, that being the funk and disco from the USA. Featuring music from Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa and the international African diaspora with artists including Manu Dibango, Jo Tongo and Jake Sollo this a truly pan-African affair, full of analogue synths, polyrhythms, rich vocals, jangling guitars and production slicker than oil.


African Airways One & Two (Funk Connection 1973-1980, Funk Departures 1973-1982)


  1. Africa Africa - Ekambi Brillant
  2. Black Gold - Tala A.M.
  3. Kag Am - Kemayo
  4. Jangolo - Jo Tongo
  5. Mimbo - Manu Dibango
  6. Give It Up - Jo Bisso
  7. Mbongui - M'Bamina
  8. Father Time, Mother Nature - Jake Sollo
  9. Choco Date - Sookie
  10. Nande - African Soul Band
  11. Na Real Sekele Fo Ya - Pasteur Lappe
  12. Kilowi Kilowi - M'Bamina
  13. Aboki (Mon Copain) - Ekambi Brilliant
  14. Don't Do It - Bongi Makeba
  15. Piani - Jo TONGO
  16. Relax (Before Doin' Sex) - Oscar Harris & The Twinkle Stars
  17. Get It On The Music - Bozambo
  18. Tata Ngoh - Misse Ngoh
  19. Toyota Fantasy (John Bryan Edit) - Miriam Makeba