June 9, 2020
Congolese rhumba, Ghanian Afro-funk, Nigerian jazz and more.
In VF Live – our favourite collectors take you inside their homes and record shops, for intimate mixes and performances.
Following on from sound artist Peter Adjaye’s first VF Live set, he continues his journey through post-colonial African music pioneers.
Watch and listen to the set above, find out more and check out the tracklist below.
“This mix takes some of the funkiest heavyweights from of the most influential originators of contemporary african music from the post-colonial era. It specifically features such legendary orchestras such as Tout Puissant Orchestre Kinshasa aka TPOK Jazz from the Democratic Republic of Congo who developed their own style known as Congolese Rhumba, as well as supergroups such as Vis-a-Vis from with their mighty afro-funk sounds, and the mighty Marijata – all of whom defined a style and era from Ghana. The Nigerian powerhouse group Rocafil Jazz who were Prince Nico’s band – with whom they recorded one of Africa’s greatest anthem ‘Sweet Mother’ – are also featured.”
1. K. Frimpong and Vis-A-Vis – Hwehwe mu na yi wo mpena
2. Amadou Balake – Super Bar Konon Mousso
3. Prince Nico Mbarga and Rocafil Jazz – Wayo Inlaw
4. Franco and Sam Mangwana and TPOK Jazz – Cooperation
5. EKO – M’ongele M’am
6.Pat Thomas and Marijata – I need more