Nov 25, 2011

African System Orchestra (GET IT!)



Four songs of sweet Highlife, what a great band, check it out!!!

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Ndongo Pecos and presumably the rest of African System Orchestra are apparently Cameroonian, living in Nigeria when this album was recorded.

But these tracks certainly don’t sound like your average 70s Nigerian highlife. I guess by 1981 much of Nigeria was in the throws of Afrobeat and disco, which must have rubbed-off on the Igbo highlife bands too.

http://bennloxo.com/archives/2007/12/06/dance-me-igbo/







Tracklist

01. Bad Friend
02. Bikoko
03. Good Night My Girl
04. Inyanga No Good

6 comments:

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    1. they are influenced by Congolese Soukous so is the Negro Band

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  2. I've got it! on a bad old casette bought in Monrovia.

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  3. Can't get it on Mediafire; they've taken it down. :\

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    1. http://afroslabs.blogspot.de/2009/05/african-system-orchestra-bad-friend.html

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  4. Errol Montes-PizarroAugust 3, 2014 at 6:11 AM

    The are singing in lingala in bikoko. This band, or at least the main singer in that song, is Congolese.

    Errol Montes-Pizarro

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