Wganda Kenya - Shakalaode (Audio)
From the Strut album Club Africa, Vol. 1 Hard African Funk, Afro-Jazz, & Original Afro-Beat.
Crazy Columbian afro-beat from Wganda Kenya! Paying homage to Fela Kuti’s classic track, Shakara Oloje, Wganda Kenya were Discos Fuentes’ (the pioneering Colombian label of the 60’s & 70’s) studio band and were hired to record non-latin records that encompassed influences from Africa, Martinque and Curacoa.
Released in 1976, ‘Shakalaode’ is an undeniably infectious and joyous track. Effortlessly funky, the horns are seamlessly woven into the rhythmic bassline, resulting in seven minutes of hypnotic afro-beat. Fela himself is rocking in his grave as we speak!
Another colombian version of Fela (who would be 76 years old since yesterday) HERE.
Thanks to Jaime Andres Monsalvo for the link.
(Source : youtube.com)