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Thanks to Africa Seven the albums by this legendary Cameroonian musician are now being reintroduced to the record buying public, enabling exasperated diggers a well-earned break in the process. Classically trained, Dibango's musical travels took him to Paris via the Congo embracing a multitude of genres (soul, reggae, jazz, blues, Afro and even electro!). Dating from 1978, Sun Explosion features four sizzling cuts that begin with the nine minutes chilled out beach reggae jam "Anty". Beyond that, it's strictly disco fever on the slinky "Matumba", the bass driven "Motapo" and the accelerated xylophone grooves of the title track.