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Audio: Ivory Coast Soul II 1976-1982


Following an excellent first installment, Ivory Coast Soul is back with Afrofunk in Abidjan 1976-1981, a new collection of vintage horn-flanked tunes from the often musically-overlooked West African nation. The rare, and often unreleased, tracks were compiled by vinyl digger Djamel Hammadi aka Afrobrazilero — who overcame "fake policemen at border controls, political instabilities, deep economic crisis, malaria and one big fear when he opened a vinyl box in a small abandoned bus station and found a Scorpio" to dig up these sounds — and then licensed by DJ Julien Lebrun. Stream the entire release below and grab it now from Hot Casa Records.

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