It’s Time For Africa 3 at Li-Po

Last night DJ Plainstone (@obrftokyo) and I did the third It’s Time For Africa event at the Li-Po bar in Shibuya. Plainstone had his usual insane collection of African tunes on vinyl, and a good crowd showed up. My playlist was mostly Nigerian Juju and Congolese Rumba with some Afro-Funk sneaking in at the end of the evening. Next ITFA coming this summer, many thanks to lovely Ito-san at Li-Po for hosting us!

1st Set Playlist – Nigeria

Prince Thony Adex & His Sedico System – album ‘Master Juju Guitarist Vol.2′ side 1

Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers Band – album ‘Adam & Eve’ side 1

I.K. Dairo & His Blue Spot Band – album Unity In Nigeria ‘E Ba Mi Olo Mi’

Segun Adewale & His Super Stars International – album SARPS 3 side 2

Admiral Dele Abiodun & His Top Hitters International – album Oro Ayo, side 1

Prince Nico Mbarga – album Aki Special ‘Aki Special’

2nd Set Playlist – Congo

Joseph Kabasele & African Jazz – album Le Grand Kalle, His Life, His Music, ‘Nawell Boboto’

Ry-Co Jazz – album Golden Afrique Vol.2, ‘Mambo Ry-Co’

Kabasele & African Jazz – ‘Matanga Ya Mobido’

Docteur Nico & African Fiesta Sukisa – album Golden Afrique Vol.2, ‘Exhibition Dechaud’

Kabasele & African Jazz – ‘African Jazz Mokili Mobimbo’

Orchestre Negro Succes – album L’Afrique Danse 3, ‘Mokolo Se Mokolo’

Kabasele & African Jazz – ‘Miwela-Miwela’

Kekele – album Rumba Congo, ‘Baninga’

Franco & Rochereau – album Omona Wapi, ‘Lisana Ya Ba Nganga’

Franco & Rochereau – album Choc Choc Choc 1983, ‘Suite Lettre No.1′

Verckys Et l’Orechestre Veve – album Congolese Funk, Afro-Beat & Psychedelic Rumba 1969-1978, ‘Bassala Hot’

3rd Set Playlist

Pepe Kalle & Empire Bakuba – album Trahison Hadas, ‘Numeros Empire’ (Congo)

Amadou Balake – album Beginner’s Guide To African Funk, ‘Taximen’ (Burkina Faso)

Eric Agyeman – album Highlife Safari, ‘Matutu Mirika’ (Ghana)

Manu Dibango – album Mboa’Su, ‘Oh1 Koh!’







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