Single of the Day – Wganda Kenya – Shakalaode
Blast away your Monday blues with some crazy Columbian afro-beat from Wganda Kenya! Paying homage to Fela Kuti’s classic track, Shakara Oloje, Wganda Kenya were Discos Fuentes’ (the pioneering Colombian label of the 60’s & 70’s) studio band and were hired to record non-latin records that encompassed influences from Africa, Martinque and Curacoa. Exotic!
Released in 1976, Shakalaode is an undeniably infectious and joyous track. Effortlessly funky, the horns are seamlessly woven into the rhythmic bassline, resulting in seven minutes of hypnotic afro-beat. Perfect!
Wganda Kenya – Shakalaode