Audio

Audio: 1970s Gambian Psych From Guelewar


Kindred Spirits released this fresh compilation of the best of Guelewar, the Gambian psych band who released records from 1979-1982. Touki Ba Banjul: Acid Trip From Banjul To Dakar is packed with deep psychedelic jams spread out over 2 discs. Their unique sound was the product of their earlier band, the Super Alligators who is known for mixing western soul and funk with traditional and regional rhythms like boogaraboo and sawrouba in the early 70s. Hear album cuts "Sama Yaye Demma N'Dar" and "Kele Fasane" below. Grab the record and hear more tunes over at Kindred Spirits.

Guelewar "Sama Yaye Demma N'Dar"

Guelewar "Kele Fasane"

Music

The 11 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Sarkodie, Boity, Zlatan x Davido, Mr JazziQ, Joeboy x Kwesi Arthur, Crayon x Rema and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Zlatan Drops New Single 'Cho Cho' Featuring Davido & Mayorkun

Listen to 'Cho Cho', the latest dance banger from Nigerian hit maker Zlatan — featuring Davido and Mayorkun.