Saturday, September 5, 2015

Afric Simone - Ramaya (1975) (Vinyl, Lossless)

Year: 1975 (LP 1978)
Label: Polskie Nagrania, Muza Records (Poland), SX 1585
Style: Afro-Pop, Funk, Soul
Country: Mozambique, Brazil (born 17 July 1956)
Time: 37:39
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1
Size: 251 Mb

He was born in Brazil, to a Brazilian father and Mozambique-origin mother, but at the age of 9 (after his father's death) he and his mother had to move to her motherland Mozambique on the east coast of Africa, in the capital city Lourenço Marques, now Maputo. Once, when he appeared on stage in Maputo, his manager asked him to come to London.
With first steps in show business in London, he has gathered invaluable experience for appearances in other European capitals. He gathered experience in doing gigs all over Europe. He was lucky that Eddie Barclay, the French record tycoon went to see a show in Paris. They immediately signed the contract.
Afric Simone speaks German, English, Portuguese, French, Spanish and various African languages, however his songs are written in the mixture of Swahili and few words from other languages. This idea resulted in a mixture of his own native tongue and European Happy Sound. Simone is also said to have pioneered the arts of Break Dancing and Beat Boxing as can be seen in his live performances, for instance in the televised performance of his song Playa Blanca c. 1975. (Wikipedia)

01. A1 Ramaya (03:29)
02. A2 Sahara (03:26)
03. A3 Salome (03:49)
04. A4 Wakididi (02:51)
05. A5 Piranha (02:53)
06. A6 Todo Pasara Maria (03:18)
07. B1 Hafanana (02:59)
08. B2 Jumbo Jet (03:03)
09. B3 Vagabundo (03:43)
10. B4 Mira El Toro (03:16)
11. B5 Curare (04:48)

(Turbobit) 16/44 Flac
(Faststore) 16/44 Flac