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Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Vol.5

GRANT PHABAO AND DJOULS 21st Century Afro Vol 5
Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Vol.5
(MP3 Podcast on T.I.M.E.C., 2009-03-09

Our world tour of African music continues in the form of a greatest hits selection from the last two years, with supa-dupa audio mastering by Grant Phabao (as usual). The Mehanan Street Band 'Make The Road By Walking' is an instant classic of instrumental funk and soul. We said that before. The Budos Band album 'Budos Band II' is an instant classic of cinematic afro and funk. That too. The Souljazz Orchestra album 'Manifesto' will be enjoyed by all fans of Fela and James Brown. Yep.... We've been harrassing you about the SJO quite much. Have we already played and praised the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble brilliance in these pages? Think so. Didn't we already play a track from the Afro Influenced Funk Federation in our latest 21st Century Afro mix? Yes we did. And The Polyversal Souls is just another disguise for The Poets Of Rhythm (alias Karl Hector and The Malcouns), who are featured, like, every month here...

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Tracklisting :
01. Menahan Street Band - Make The Road By Walking
(from 'Make The Road By Walking' album, 2008 / Dunham) USA
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02. The Budos Band - Origin Of Man
(from 'The Budos Band II' album, 2007 / Daptone) USA
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03. The Souljazz Orchestra - Kapital
(from 'Manifesto', 2008 / Do Right!) CANADA
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04. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble & Tony Allen - Sankofa
(from 'A Tony Allen Chop Up' compilaton, 2008 / Honest Jon's) USA/NIGERIA
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05. AIFF - Mission L'Afrique
(from 'Afro Soul System' album, 2007 / Unique) NETHERLANDS
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06. The Polyversal Souls - Sad Nile
(from 'Sad Nile' 7 inch, 2007 / Fryers) GERMANY
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Credits :
Selected and mixed by Grant Phabao and Djouls (
Audio mastering by Grant Phabao (
Artwork by Djouls (, photo by Nila.. under a Creative Commons license


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Waxime Waxime ·  09 March 2009, 19:00

Very very cool afro mix - deep and groovy at the same time!

blacberri blacberri ·  09 March 2009, 22:18

Very Nice selection indeed! Digg it!

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