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.