Bembeya Jazz National :: Regard sur le Passé

We recently took a look at Bembeya Jazz National’s “Petit Sekou,” a sultry and Latin-inspired slice of late 70’s West African psychedelic rock. Slightly sinister in groove, it finds the group in a free spirited moment of unadulterated cool. But the group’s origins lie  largely in the politics of their West African home.

In the aftermath of the Guinean Independence in 1958 and through the cultural policy of "authenticité", which encouraged cultural pride, numerous bands were created throughout . . .

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