Reviewed this week
The Paris/London based reissue label, Africa Seven, have a strongly defined manifesto, in which they see it as their 'mission to re-release hard to find records with strong connections to the African Continent'. Here they've done it again, uncovering the rare as hen's teeth African Sound LP by super-rare Cameroonian group Dikalo. The band was led by the one and only Eko Roosevelt who not only sang, but played guitar, arranged all the music even conducted the group too. Highlights include the choppy electro Afro-funk of "Equality", the wah-wah and keys freak out "Old Fisher Man" and the synth squelches of "Yeh Bobe".