Fela Anikulapo-Kuti:
Black President

Financed by the afrobeat icon himself, this film was completed one day before the soldiers attack (Nigeria Army) on Kalakuta on 18th February 1977. The original sound-track was burnt in the inferno.


Phil Woods: Freedom Jazz Dance
Disciple of Charlie Parker, the saxophonist was more than a reference for the jazz community, as Quincy Jones among many others. He was one of the latest historical memories of jazz, from straight ahead to...


Talking About The Ghetto
Our friend Juan Massenya, former boss of the Hi&Fly record label and now producer/journalist at Radio France/Le Mouv’ passed by the shop yesterday and bought the essential Truth&Soul reissue of the Ghetto Brothers LP! While...


Sabroso : afro futurism
« Tropical futurism », sums up Mauricio Alvarez, producer of Cero 39. This band mixes west-indies rhythms and electronic music, UK bass and merengue… He takes us on a trip from Bogota to the colombian...


Bacalao Con Pane

It’s the mid 70s. The cuban band led by pianist Jesus Chucho Valdès plays this deep “salsoul” tune mixed with a bunch of bata drums. This track, recorded live just after the foundation of Irakere...


Velo : Spirit Of Our Ancestors
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe. June 1984. Incredible footage of evening gathering from funerals of Gwo Ka master Velo where hands and chants call the spirits of Africa. Immortal!


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Gimme Shelter
By Merry Clayton
1970/Ode Records
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