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1. Agustin Arce - Despierta Emilia
2. Roberto Roena - Traición
3. Al Santiago - Con Sandunga
4. Rolando Laserie - Capullito De Aleli
5. Ismael Miranda - Naci Para Cantar
6. Ismael Rivera - El Nazareno
7. Willie Rosario - El Flamboyan
8. La Sonora Poncena - Mayeya
9. Eddie Palmieri, Ismael Quintana, Lalo Rodriguez - Tirandote Flores
10. La Sonora Poncena - Boranda (Real Version)
11. Alexandre Pires Ft. Orquesta Colon - Pedro Simon
12. Apollo Sound - Unknown Groove (Lp Track 8)
13. Adolfo Echeverria - Fantasia Marina
14. Willie Colon Y Hector Lavoe - El Todo Poderoso


This Series covers Afrobeat and its direct musical descendants, Afrorock and Afrofunk .One of the single most influential musical movements of the 20th century, Afrobeat reflects the disillusionment and fervent angst of an Africa awakening from independence to the struggles of an all too modern world. Although wrought from hard political struggle and filled with social commentary, the music’s lyrics never fail to play on the African penchant for wit, satire and irony. Matched with an insistently funky rhythmic backbone, this mixture created a musical sensation that set all of Africa on fire during the 1970's and 1980's.

1. Fela Anikulapo Kuti - J'ehin J'ehin
2. Orlando Julius & The Afro Sounders - Mura Sise
3. C.K Mann Big Band - Aluei
4. Monomono ft. Baba Ken Okulolo - Kenimania
5. Fela Anikulapo Kuti - Shenshema
5. Fela Anikulapo Kuti - This Is Sad
6. Orlando Julius and his Afro Sounders - Soul Brother No. 1
7. Fela Anikulapo Kuti - He Miss Road
8. Ebo Taylor - Heaven
9. Dr. Victor Olaiya's International All Stars - Omeleble
10. Orlando Julius & The Afro Sounders - Alo Mi Alo


11. Fela Anikulapo Kuti - Chop and Quench
12. Fela Anikulapo Kuti - You No Go Die Unless You
13. The Martins Brothers Dance Band - Ochonma
14. Fela Anikulapo Kuti - Fight To Finish
15. Monomono ft. Baba Ken OkuloloTire Loma Da Nigbehin
16. K.Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas - Hwehwe Mu Na Yi Wo Mpena
17. Monomono ft. Baba Ken Okulolo - What do you want from Begger
18. Orchestre Veve Star - Bassala Hot
19. Chakachas - Jungle Funk
20. Charles Atangana and Emitais - Onguindo
21. Fela Anikulapo Kuti - Gbagada Gbagada Gbagodo Gbogodo


22. The Ogyatanaa Show Band - Ageisheka
23. Moussa Soumbia - Yeye Mousso
24. It's No Possible - Fela
25. The Funkees - Dancing Time
26. Orlando Julius Ekemode - A Dara
27. Amadou Balake - Super Baraka
28. AfroNational - Push Em Forward
29. The Sweet Talks - Eyi Su Ngaangaa
30. Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band - Bukom Mashi
31. Malomo - Pere Egre



As the first truly Pan-African musical movement, Afrobeat was often sung in the most widely understood language in Africa at the time, known as Broken or Pidgin English. The Language’s invention was necessitated by local African and colonial commercial interests of the 19th century and developed as a means for many ethnic groups to communicate amongst each other as well as with Europeans.

Like other forms of colloquial pidgins such as American Ebonics and Creole, Broken is a highly inflected language. Specific tenses, prepositions and entire words are often left out. While fewer, the words that are actually spoken belie the multiple and complex meanings that can be derived from the context and tone of a given phrase.

Here's a link to an English translation of Fela Kuti’s “ODOO”, a musical masterpiece and epic poem about the state of African politics. This is a subjective and approximate translation because Broken English only truly exists through speech. It is also important to remember that broken is a language which, through irony and sarcasm, forces you speak about the most serious of issues in the most un-serious of ways.

33. Fela - Overtake don Overtake Overtake
34. Bola Johnson - Lagos Sisi
35. Geydu Blay Abolley - This Hustling World
36. Ikenga Super Sats - Soffry Soffry Catch Monkey
37. Fela - Swegbe and Pako

You May also visit the "Comments" link to see a version of the translation.


1. Alhaji K Frimpong - Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu
2. The Funkees - Ole
3. Orlando Julius & His Afro Soun - Psychedelic Afro-Shop
4. Ebo Taylor - Atwer Abroba
5. Fela - Who are you
6. T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - Kokoriko
7. Segun Bucknor - La La La
8. Alemayehu Eshete Equators Band - Hameta
9. Gyedu Blay-Ambolley´s - Akoko Ba
10. T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - Minsato Le, Mi Dayihome
11. Antoine Dougbe Poly Rythmo - Mou AKue Non Hwlin Me Sin Kon Sio
12. The Apagya Show - BandTamfo Nyi Ekyir
13. Unknown Artist - Unknown Groove


1. Fela - Gbagada Gbagada Gbagodo Gbogodo
2. Orlando Julius & His Afro Sounders - Home Sweet Home
3. Mensah and His Tempos Band - Save Me
4. Cristy Azuma & Uppers International - Naam
5. Ayalew Mesfin - Gedawo
6. Don Bruce and the Angels - Sugar Baby
7. Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band - Olufeme
8. Orchestre Du Baobab - Kelen Ati Len
9. Roger Damahouzan - Wait For Me
10. Bokoor Band - Onukpa Scwarpo
11. Orlando Julius & His Afro Sounders - New Apala Afro
12. Ogassa - Ogassa Story


Kompa is a musical genre as well as a dance that originated in Haïti. The name is derived from compas, the Spanish word meaning rhythm or tone. Sung in Haïtian Creole/Patois, Kompa is a uniquely Haïtian musical form, however it does closely share musical attributes in common with it's neighbors; Dominican Merengue, Cuban Son, Puerto Rican Bomba, and West African/Caribbean Highlife/Calypso. Typically Kompa can be recognized by it's fast paced rhythm driven by a trap set (heavy use of symbols and snares), congas, tambourine and guiro.

The music is commonly arranged around a verse and chorus pattern which alternates between major and minor keys for each section. Swift staccato or arpeggiated double guitar backing is another trademark of the genre with the solo instrument of choice being some sort of single reeded soundsource; usually saxophone, harmonica, accordion/concertina or electronically synthesized versions fo these instruments. Big up Haiti!

1. Coupé Cloué - Gros Bambou
2. Les Shleu-Shleu - Aïe Tiou Aïe
3. Les Difficiles De Petion-Ville - Téléphone
4. Tabou Combo - Ney York City Pt. 1 & 2
5. Les Difficiles De Petion-Ville - Ce La Vie
6. L'Ensemble Nemours Jean-Baptiste - Robe Entraveaprann rinmin
7. Les Difficiles De Petion-Ville - Mesdame Yo
8. Les Shleu-Shleu - Tambour Shleu-Shleu Frapé
9. DBS Presents Cadence Gold - Unknown Groove
10. Coupé Cloué - Net Alcole
11. L'ensemble Nemours Jean-Baptiste - La Discipline
12. Les Shleu-Shleu - Douceur De La Vie


1. Les Shleu Shleu - Shleu Douceur De La Vie
2. Dbs Presents Cadence Gold - Unknown Groove
3. Coupé Cloué - Mon Compte Tibom
4. L'ensemble Nemours Jean-Baptiste - Compas Caban Chocun
5. Compilation Zouke - Unknown Groove
6. Skah Shah - Regret
7. Les Freres Déjean - La Foi
8. L’ensemble Nemours Jean Baptiste - Mariage Sous Contrat


All power to the people! Share the music!

And now, in two parts, a full FIVE hours of non-stop happy!!!

1. Samba Mapangala - Obama Ubarikiwe (00:00)
2. Koffi Olomide - Ravisse
3. Aurlus Mabele - Ambiance Soukouma Mix
4. Love Power - Willie Hutch
5. Hopetown Lewis - Boom Shacka Lacka
6. James Brown - People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul (20:00)
7. Femi Kuti - Tell Me (Dj Jeremy Sole Remix)
8. Tony Allen - What's Your Fashion
9. Sthany - Lanmou Eternel
10. Orchestra Baobab - Aline (40:00)
11. Tito Nieves - Sonambulo
12. Ambassadors Of Son - Unknown(LP Sd A - 4)
13. Papa Noel - Bel Ami
14. Oliver de Coque - Born Singer (60:00)
15. Damien Aziwa - Hors La Loi
16. Tchico Tchicaya Et Soukouss Machine - Africa Dance Machine
17. Archie Bell And The Drells - Tighten Up
18. Stevie Wonder - I Wanna Make Her Love Me (80:00)
19. Yabba Don Blackman - Yabba Dabba Do
20. Peven Everett - Washing
21. Jose James - Spirit's Up Above (Simbad's Boogie Mix, Dj Kalil’s Obama Victory Speech Rmx)
22. Friends of Obama - Obama Reggaeton
23. Zaiko Langa Langa - Liloba (1:00:00)
24. Chris "Tambu" Herbert - Free Up
25. Fania All Stars - El Agua De Belem
26. Sam Mangwana - Senegal
27. Les Leaders De La Guinée Ft. Sekoube Bambino - Tolonke (1:20:00)
28. Youssou N'dour - N'dobine
29. Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe - Igakam Ogonogo
30. I Roy - Side A - 01


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