Mothers Garden – Funky Sounds Of Female Africa 1975-1984


Format: LP, Vinyl

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Release date: 8 Jun 2018
Format: LP, Vinyl
Grade: New (About gradings)
SKU: 54671
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In recognition of women’s contribution to African music, ‘Mother’s Garden’ highlights some of the prime examples of female fronted soul and funk numbers betwen 1975-1984. South-African Letta Mbulu drops her take on “Kilimanjiro, Take Us Higher”, a pulsating disco banger while Uta Bella ploughs the same glitterball path with “Enyin”. Mona Finnih’s more laid back “Ani Kewa Jo” is a boogie funker while the Island influenced “Time Waits For No One” by Christy brings a chilled reggae touch. The mid tempo “Nou Ke Sa Inmew” from Cida Desvarieux has a laid back groove reminscent of West Coast 80s soul, the obscure “Tala Tala” from Carmen Ezumah has a haunting Eastern feel while the Nigerian Lijadu sisters (dubbed “the West African Pointer Sisters”) drop the funky “Danger”, comlete with its immense B-line. Kenyan Bakambi N’Kela’s stripped back afro-funk “Kilimanjoro” is a real gem while Miriam Makeba’s “Xica Da Silva” has some central American influences creeping in. Great comp!

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