21/10/2020: “Africa” by Clement Dijmogne

Do Analog Africa ever stop digging up gems?!

This song can be found on their compilation Pop Makossa – The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976​-​1984, released in 2017.

Makossa derives from traditional Cameroonian rhythms, and in this iteration, blended with energetic disco – it’s mindblowing.

The intense thump of the bass drum pounds away relentlessly, as the bass guitar smoothly punches and slaps a distinctive, melodic rhythm.

The vocals are powerful, and I can tell you what they are about since they’re sung in English… it’s classic black power and pan-African vibes.

The song was originally released in 1979 on the Money Makes Man Mad E.P., in Nigeria.

The original!

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