Various Artists - Afro Rock Volume One

Seminal compilation re-issued
Various Artists - Afro Rock Volume One
A timely reissue of Duncan Brooker’s labour of love compilation, ‘Afro Rock Volume One’, that was, on its initial 2001 release, responsible for the rediscovery of Africa’s funkier side outside of World Music circles.

Kicking off with ‘Fever’ by Jingo, which appeared in the Last King Of Scotland film, it moves through classic after classic, including the twelve-minute ‘Yuda’ by Dackin Dackina and the harmonica driven ‘Onukpa Shawarpo’ by The Bokoor Band.

For those who already possess a copy, the inclusion of a bonus track from Jingo adds to the appeal as does the additional linear noes from Brooker himself.

7/10

Words by Nick Annan

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