Every 6th of the month is now officially Kologbo day !

Kologbo was Fela's tenor guitar player in Afrika 70. He's been teaching Afrobeat all around the world those last years: Berlin with Afrobeat Academy, Brazil with Abayomy Afrobeat Orquestra Iconili or Amplexos, Chile with Newen Afrobeat, Belgium with World Squad, France with Les Frères Smith or...

Kologbo - Africa Is The Future (LP/T-shirt pre-order, Paris DJs, 2017)

Kologbo - Africa Is The Future Guitar legend Oghene Kologbo was born in Warri, Nigeria in 1957. His father was the well known highlife musician Joe King Kologbo. When Kologbo was a teenager, he began performing with the revolutionary Afrobeat master Fela Kuti. Kologbo went on to record more than 50...

Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band (CD/2LP, Strut Records, 2015)

Ben Abarbanel-Wolff is an American saxophonist and composer who lives in Berlin. He has played and recorded with The Poets Of Rhythm, Karl Hector & The Malcouns, The Whitefield Brothers, Franck Biyong, Tony Allen or the Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra. In 2007 he released with his band Afrobeat...

The Faranas & Baba Salah - Run Run (Digital album, Everest Record, 2014)

The Faranas is a Swiss-based band we had spotted on Bandcamp with their 2011 album 'Who Are You?', a few tracks of which could have fit Paris DJs afro/tropical compilations. We got in touch but the group asked us to wait for their upcoming new album, which added to the group's line-up the Malian...

Ebo Taylor & Afrobeat Academy - March 26th at Le New Morning (Paris)

Guitar player and arranger, Ebo Taylor from Ghana is the missing link between Accra, where highlife was born, and Lagos, the afrobeat Mecca. 100% funky, 100% groove. Well that's how Ebo is introduced for his 2014 tour. What we can assure you, having seen him many times on stage, is that if you...

Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection Vol.8

This heighth Paris DJs Soundcloud Selection is another extravaganza spectacular batch of 50 tracks, with a heavy dose of soul, some Afro funkyness, Reggae grooves, Hip Hop head-nodders and latin vibes… Don't hesitate to pick your favorites, like 'em, share 'm and playlist 'em again!! The 'Paris DJs...

Paris DJs presents The 20 Contenders Albums of 2012

10 best albums for 2012 was really hard to pin down. We had to leave a lot of very good record on the side. That's totally unacceptable with all the amazing goodies we received every month during the past year. Which is why we decided to select 20 more superb albums from 2012. The contenders! Paris...

Grant Phabao and Djouls - 21st Century Afro Spectacular Vol.4

This 4th volume of Paris DJs' Spectacular series assembles once again new cool afro grooves from the international scene, with tracks coming from all over the place: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Congo, Denmark, Ehtiopia, France, Ghana, Hungary, Mali, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK, and, of...

Ebo Taylor & Afrobeat Academy - February 2011 - Photos by JeanSaintJean

Festival Sons d'Hiver : Ebo Taylor & Afrobeat Academy - Photos by JeanSaintJean Vendredi 4 février dernier, à la salle Jacques Brel à Fontenay Sous Bois, eu lieu un double concert des plus mémorables, avec pour commencer un fantastique hommage à Miles Davis dirigé par Graham Haynes (accompagné,...

The 10 best albums of 2010

Ebo Taylor - Love And Death info Free The Robots - Ctrl Alt Delete info Gonja Sufi - A Sufi And A Killer info Homelife - Exotic Interlude info Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Stay Gold info Marco Benevento - Between The Needles And Nightfall info Mushroom - Naked, Stoned & Stabbed info Quantic and...

Bitches Brew Revisited / Ebo Taylor & Afrobeat Academy - Vendredi 4 Février à Fontenay Sous Bois

Festival Sons d'Hiver : Bitches Brew Revisited / Ebo Taylor & Afrobeat Academy Vendredi 4 février salle Jacques Brel à Fontenay Sous Bois - 20h30 Le concert à ne pas manquer en ce début d'année 2010 aura lieu en région parisienne durant le festival de Val de Marne Sons d'Hiver. Il réunira le...

Ebo Taylor - Love And Death - out october 25th on Strut Records

Ebo Taylor - Love And Death (CD/2xLP/Digital) Strut/K7 Strut073CD/LP, 2008-10-25 Ebo Taylor's Love And Death will be released in CD / 2LP / digital formats. He will be touring with Afrobeat Academy beginning in December 2010. Interest in Ebo Taylor's music has grown in recent years with some...

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