Now Analog Africa returns to put the record straight. Pop-Makossa shines a light on a glorious but largely overlooked period in the story of Cameroonian makossa, when local musicians began to replace funk and highlife influences with the rubbery bass of classic disco and the sparkling synth flourishes and drum machines of electrofunk.

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“Dilla” by Abstract Orchestra has been generating a buzz since it’s inception in 2016 and subsequent UK tour, during which the album was presented to the public in its live form.

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Rodion Ladislau Roșca is one of the most gifted musicians of the ’70s, whose pioneering experiments in electronic music were lost and found again after nearly 30 years. Clandestine and underappreciated during the communist dictatorship years and devastated by his mother’s death at the end of the ’80, Rodion withdraws from the city, while remaining surrounded by sound and music.

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Even by the notoriously stargazing standards of early ’80s jazz funk, Potter & Tillman’s sought-after 1982 album Space Rapture is particularly intergalactic.

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Horse-riding is not necessarily a very common activity in Sibiu or even in Romania. There are people who are passionate about horses and horse-riding, there are some well known stud farms, but sometimes people are reluctant to try this sport.

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Go! Bop! made a reissue of Joao Donato & Seu Trio’s Muito À Vontade, originally released in 1962.

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We’ve been to Sighişoara before, but not in the recent years. This summer we had a weekend there due to a wedding and we took the time to walk around in Sighişoara’s medieval old town as much as the rain allowed us to. We were pleasantly surprised to find a clean and renovated Sighişoara, with freshly painted houses and streets.

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