Hamad Kalkaba & The Golden Sounds

Hamad Kalkaba & The Golden Sounds

Hamad Kalkaba & The Golden Sounds

  • Label: Analog Africa
  • Catalogue number: AALP084
  • Format: LP
  • Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Ethnic, Funky Jazz, Soul Funk, Tropical, World
  • Origin: United Kingdom



Side 1
1. "Astadjam Dada Sare" (3:41)
2. "Toufle" (4:27)
3. "Fouh Sei Allah" (4:50)

Side 2
1. "Lamido" (5:34)
2. "Gandjal Kessoum" (5:17)
3. "Tchakoulate" (3:57)

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These days, Hanad Kalkaba is a retired Army colonel and track and field athletics administrator in his native Cameroon. Yet back in the mid 1970s, he was a musician with dreams of potential super-stardom, trying to update traditional Cameroonian "Gandjal" music for the funk generation. To that end, he recorded a small number of singles and EPs alongside his backing band, the Golden Sounds. It's those thoroughly obscure and overlooked releases that make up Hanad Kalkaba & The Golden Sounds, a retrospective of his pioneering work. Sitting somewhere between Afro-beat, Afro-funk and Afro-jazz, with a distinctively Cameroonian rhythmic swing, the music showcased on the album is undeniably special.

180g gatefold LP with booklet & download code

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