Bony Castro :: Bobo Germaine

“Bobo Germaine”—the closing track off Zirihi Bony Castro’s 1980 debut album, aptly titled “80”—is a serene comedown from the preceding twenty-eight minutes of dizzying high-life & funk-infused soukous off the Ivory Coast. The Sunday morning to the record’s previous Saturday night, if you will, finds Castro in balladeer mode, falling soberly in line with an achingly pensive organ, before a mournful sax cracks open the interlude, topping us off with an extra layer of the smooth . . .

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