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Various Artists - Pop Makossa (2LP/Gatefold+Book) (ANALOG AFRICA)
Various Artists - Pop Makossa (2LP/Gatefold+Book)
Various Artists - Pop Makossa (2LP/Gatefold+Book)
Various Artists - Pop Makossa (2LP/Gatefold+Book)
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Pop Makossa (2LP/Gatefold+Book)

Various Artists (ANALOG AFRICA)

VÖ-Datum: 16.06.2017

Musikstil: Afro / Afrobeat

Artikelnummer: 1949420 / AALP083

 
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Pop Makossa - The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976–1984~~The Pop Makossa adventure started in 2009, when Analog Africa founder Samy Ben Redjeb first travelled to~~Cameroon to make an initial assessment of the country’s musical situation. He returned with enough tracks for~~an explosive compilation highlighting the period when funk and disco sounds began to infiltrate the Makossa~~style popular throughout Cameroon.~~So why has it taken almost eight years from that first visit to the final compilation? From the very beginning,~~there were several mysteries hanging over Pop Makossa.~~What had happened to Bill Loko, the teenage super-star whose monster hit ‘Nen Lambo’ caused such a~~sensation that he was forced to flee to the other side of the world? How did bandleader Eko Roosevelt go from~~Cameroonian prodigy to chief of an idyllic seaside village? And who exactly was Mystic Djim, the dreadlocked~~producer and mercurial hit-maker whose wizardry on a simple home four-track recorder could outshine even~~the mighty studios of Cameroon’s National Radio station?~~It was not until DJ and music producer Déni Shain was dispatched to Cameroon to finalise the project, license~~the songs, scan photographs, and interview the artists that some of the biggest question marks began to~~disappear. His journey from the port city of Douala to the capital of Yaoundé brought him in contact with the~~lives and stories of many of the musicians who had shaped the sound of Cameroon’s dance music in its most~~fertile decade.~~Indeed, all the tracks on Pop Makossa are a revelation. The beat that holds everything together has its origins~~in the rhythms of the Sawa people, Ambassey, Bolobo, Assiko and Essewé, a traditional funeral dance. But it~~wasn’t until these rhythms arrived in the cities of Cameroon and collided with Merengue, High-Life, Congolese~~Rumba, and, later, Funk and Disco, that modern Makossa was born.~~Makossa, the beat that long before football, managed to unify the whole o

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