Top 6 Tracks That Have Changed African Music
Music helps us in many ways. We get more energized when we are listening to our favorite tracks and dancing, betting with 22Bet bonuses in Ghana, or working out. But some tracks even help musicians improve their works. This is almost the most essential music in Africa.
Asiko Rock Group. Everybody Get Down (1976)
The album by the Nigerian band Asiko Rock Group has long been a favourite for collectors of African funk. “Everybody Get Down” is a killer groove with a psychedelic twist! It was re-released in Japan in 1000 copies.
Tirogo. Float (1977)
Tirogo is one example of forgotten African music. The band recorded in Nigeria in 1977 and originally released their album on EMI. These guys, though they were chopping funk, were not shy about introducing long guitar solos in a rock key to their songs.
Blo. Get The Groove In (1979)
By 1979, the Nigerian band Blo had successfully performed in England, toured Norway and Denmark and released a number of albums, all of them quite good! But I especially love this track from their later record “Bulky Backside”. Bouncy bass, agile beat – pure groove, but unlike anything or anyone else.
Kiki Gyan. Disco Dancer (1979)
Kiki Kian is a Ghanaian keyboard wunderkind who rose to fame as a member of London afro band Osibisa. In 1979 he left the band to go solo and started recording disco records. “Disco Dancer” is, of course, not quite funk, but pure disco, but with a unique African flavour, an infectious beat and a terrific rhythm section.
Sidiku Buari. Kinyi Ai Kawali (1979)
Sidiku Buari is a Ghanaian musician who was a track and field star in the 1960s, winning many medals at the All Africa Games. Then he went to study in the US and started releasing albums based on funk, disco, the already familiar highlife and West African percussion. Back in his homeland, Buari released music under his own name, produced videos and eventually headed the Ghana Musicians Union. In 2019, he was the recipient of the Pan-African Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Tony Allen. NEPA (Never Expect Power Always) (1984)
Legendary drummer Tony Allen laid the rhythmic groundwork for Afrobeat. He was revered as an innovator by Klaus Dinger of Neu!, drummer Clyde Stubblefield of James Brown’s band and Brian Eno. Fela Kuti claimed that Tony Allen’s ability to play four separate rhythms at once made him feel there were not just one but four drummers in his band.