Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Vum Vum

Some 20 years ago I wrote my own hypothetical music reviews and invented a new genre of African garage rock. I don't know why, but for some reason it sounded good to me, even though I find it now only implausible.

But, well, um, not actually. I've been listening to a collection of Angolese music from the sixties and seventies and one of the songs could actually be one of the lighter pieces in the Nuggets compilation: Vum Vum's Muzangola. It's said in the sleeve notes that the singer Vum Vum praises the authentic African music, but I find there's more feel of American soul and sixties' pop in the song.

You can find an excerpt of the song here.

1 comment:

Toke said...

Hello pulpetti!
You can find Vum Vum's "Muzangola" track download hear: http://menhamazumbi.podomatic.com/
or here: http://muximangola.podomatic.com/
http://muximangola.blogspot.com/

you can find also angolan local heavy metal form Neblina band here: http://neblinametal.blogspot.com

Cheers!
Toke
Luanda-Angola