No formats currently available for purchase on this release. This may be due to territorial / service restrictions or current stock availability.

Y Apas Moyen / Po Lusi

A 2 track funk single (6m 49s) — released December 11th 2015 on Rocafort Records

During the twentieth century, the atlantic side of Africa transforms itself into a laboratory of musical experimentation. The rivers, beginning with the mighty Congo, offer new ways of cultural penetration. Easily accessible, inexpensive and durable, the 7-inch single becomes the format of preference across the continent as the 1960s unfold and outside influences fuse with rich African traditions. The single becomes the calling card for many African artists.

Side A: Y'a pas moyen, an afrobeat track with seductive vocal ellipses and swirling, rhythmic forms. This elastic voice is one of the most exciting to come out of Benin, embodying instant modernity.

Side B : Sharp as a razor and powerful as a tidal wave, this track is one of Benin's most extraordinary productions of the decade. A wild, vibrant groove where organ and drums merge like an earthquake with a power rarely heard on the continent. Po lusi evokes the best of what we call Afro-funk which can be simply described as pure African rhythm.

  • Kudos happily ship all items worldwide.
  • Shipping costs and delivery times are available here.
  • UK items are sent tracked as standard at no extra cost.
  • We aim to dispatch orders placed before 2pm on the same day.
  • We are unable to ship orders on weekends or Bank Holidays.
  • If you purchase a pre-order item amongst an order of in-stock releases, we will typically hold your order until all items are in ready to send.
  • Although we use all reasonable means to ensure that your order is delivered within a specified time, we cannot accept any responsibility for late deliveries due to circumstances outside of our control. We will do our best to inform you of any unexpected delay.