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Pop Makossa

Various Artists

Pop Makossa

Label: Analog Africa

Genre: Freestyle / Nu Jazz / Funk / Afro


  • LP x2 €26.99
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'THE INVASIVE DANCE BEAT OF CAMEROON 1976-1984' - An explosive
compilation highlighting the era when funk and disco sounds
began to infiltrate Cameroon's Makossa style. The beat that
holds everything together originate's from the Sawa people's
rhythms. When these rhythms collided with merengue, high-life,
Congolese rumba, and, later, funk and disco, modern Makossa was
born. Makossa, the beat that long before football, managed to
unify the whole of Cameroon. Some of the greatest Makossa hits
incorporated the electrifying guitars and tight grooves of
funk, while others were laced with cosmic synth flourishes.
However, most of this music's vibe came down to the bass, and
'Pop Makossa' demonstrates why many Cameroonian bass players
are among the most revered in the world.
01. Pop Makossa Invasion - Dream Stars
02. Yaoundé Girls - Mystic Djim & The Spirits
03. Nen Lambo - Bill Loko
04. Sanaga Calypso - Pasteur Lappé
05. M'ongele M'am - Eko
06. Ngon Engap - Olinga Gaston
07. Ye Medjuie - Emmanuel Kahe et Jeanette Kemogne
08. Mininga Meyong Mese - Nkodo Si-Tony
09. The Sekele Movement - Pasteur Lappé
10. Mussoliki - Bernard Ntone
11. More Love - Pat' Ndoye
12. Africa - Clément Djimogne