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01
Pierre Antoine Kalabuley Women
11 :40
02
Okoi Seka Melokon Mebun Ou
05 :54
03
Jimmy Hiacynthe Yatchiminou
07 :06
04
Santa Nguessan Manny Nia
02 :48
05
Gougoumangou Wazi Doble
08 :16
06
Ernesto Djedje Zadie Bobo
03 :46
07
Moussa Doumbia Unite
04 :54
08 04 :54
09
Soro N Gana Mon Falou Nan
07 :11
10
Jean Guehi Essemon Moupoh
05 :47
11
Prince Dgibs Ogningwe
03 :32
12
Ali Ibrahim La Ilaha Illalahou
05 :46
13
Rato Venance True Love
02 :40
ARTIST
TITLE
Ivory Coast Soul: Afrofunk In Abidjan From 1972 To 1982
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
HC 014CD HC 014CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/22/2012

Originally released in 2010. This compilation is the result of nearly three years' work by Djamel Hammadi aka Afrobrazilero, an extraordinary collector and vinyl digger who traveled all over Africa from Ghana, Benin, Togo, Mali to Senegal. After 12 beautiful but dangerous trips throughout The Ivory Coast (featuring fake policemen at border controls, political instabilities, deep economic crisis, malaria, and one big fear when he opened a vinyl box in a small abandoned bus station and found a scorpion) he selected 13 rare or unreleased tracks. All these tracks have been fully licensed with the tireless help of DJ Julien Lebrun. As Hot Casa explains: "It was almost always impossible to find the original master song, as most of the producers we met didn't have them anymore. As you can imagine, tropical climate and humidity are not friends to vinyl preservation. Still, we did our best to clean and use different copies of each song to have the clearest sound."