This is a selection of a handful of Angolan 45s that have proven their spirit & longevity in my record collection. Here’s to the slap-echo guitars, scratchy dikanza, hope, aspiration and musical beauty that flowered from Luanda. This sound has long informed the systems of Barranquilla and parallels cumbia, samba & compas in sonic ancestral synchronicity.
Frankie Francis, Quantic & Beto. All vinyl and recorded live at the 303, NYC, April 25th 2014.
Bob Marley and The Wailers—“Wake Up and Live”
Survival (Tuff Gong/Island 1979).