Recently I've gotten very into Afrobeat. I love the horn section, and the funky rhythms but more than anything what I love about Afrobeat is the layers of groove that work perfectly. One of my favorite artists in Afrobeat is this weeks album artist, Fanga. I don't know much about them other that they're a funky bunch of dudes who released the album Natural Juice with some of my favorite Afrobeat songs on it.
My first favorite song on the album is the first song on the album, Crache La Douleur (Feat. Tony Allen) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ1Tb--pzUojust listen to that brass section and you'll know why.
After that is Kononi (Feat. Kady Diara) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5jI9ZmwI0M this is a chiller song than crache la douleur, but it's still awesome. The other amazing thing is the flow that this album has. All of the songs lead into the other, so it's really nice to just put on and chill out to.
Ok, I'll give you one more song off the album, Iba http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTWXIggS6Ok is pretty sweet too, but actually, this is an album to be listened to the whole way through.
Alright, that's all for today, make sure to check in tomorrow for the song of the day. Keep on listening to music and expanding your knowledge. Stephen Kaplan