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07 November 2011
Sekouba "Bambino" Diabate sings "Africando - Son Fo"...a Cuban influenced salsa...in the Malinke language.
Cuba's presence in Angola in the 1960's and 70's affected the musical tastes of West Africa.
Tom Schnabel...on PRI's 'The World' nightly radio news program...recently featured vintage music...from Cotonou, Benin...recorded back then...and never released in the United States...until now.
A new 2-CD set is part of a series called “Afro Latin Via Cotonou”.
This song is not from that set...but it will wet your salsa appetite.
Also a big welcome...to recent visitors to this news blog...from Africa...especially from Yola, Nigeria; Accra, Ghana; Walvis Bay, Namibia; Tanzania, Uganda, Algiers, Rabat and Pretoria.