Jazz Matters Digs Afrika - May 2024

World music has a special place in my musical heart and was started by the ground breaking UK group Osibisa in the early 70s with the single music for a Gong Gong, where they created a new genre of music that originated from the early 20th century, Highlife music that is characterised by jazzy horns, multiple guitars and an up-tempo, synth-driven sound. Then came along the song that launched Osibisa, ‘Sunshine Day, the band set my musical ears, heart and soul alight when they Combined disparate sounds from Africa, America, the Caribbean, Osibisa broke traditional genre boundaries to emerge as the ultimate African band for me.
This was the start of my appreciation and love for world music, after hearing Osibisa I found a record store that specialized in Reggae/Ska and African music, with guidance from the owner and some of the customers, that started my wonderful journey along the musical yellow brick road of world music.

Please enjoy the music I love



Tony Allen, Res, Ray Lema, Baaba Maal, Positive Black Soul, Archie Shepp - No Agreement - (Full Version)

Adekunle Gold, Seun Kuti - Mr. Foolish (feat. Seun Kuti.1)

Karn Jaile - return from exile

Femi Kuti - Victim of Life

White Label

Bokoor Band - Onukpa Shawarpo

Chico César – Mama Africa

The Kutimangoes – Money is The Curse

George Darko - Medo Menuanom 12 inch Version

Feqadu Amde – Asmarina

Salif Keita Ntoman – Africando

Dido, Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds - Live at Live 8, Palais de Versailles, 

Jowee Omicil - Mande Lolo

JISR - Musaka