Pasteur Lappe, African Funk Experimentals 1979 to 1981  
Pasteur Lappe
African Funk Experimentals 1979 to 1981
GBR 1xLP 
Label: Africa Seven
Release Year: 2016
Style: Latin & Brasil & Afro
 
  Tracks  
  1 More Sekele Movement (Papa Ni Mama)
2 Na Real Sekele Fo'Ya
3 Sanaga Calypso
4 Hiembi Nin (Hymne A La Vie)
5 Back To Funky
6 Mbale (Face To Face With The Truth)
7 Na Man Pass Man (Na Iron De Cut Iron)
8 Hommage A Eraste Nkom
9 Sekelimania (Nku Bilam)
10 ABC
 
  Next up on Africa Seven is the second edition of our "African Funk Experimentals" LPs. With these we took some of our favourite African artists, choose the most funky we can find and then put together a compilation of their choicest and funkiest tracks. Of course that may not be their most popular or best selling tracks..., but that's just fine. We are digging for the funk.

Step forward Cameroonian funk master Pasteur Lappe. The story begins in the 60s with a charming 19 year old Nicolas "Pasteur" Lappe becoming a sensation on Radio Adele in Douala Cameroun. He goes on to become the editor of Douala Gazette newspaper and become friends with other African music stars such as Tala AM, J Moboule and Fela Kuti. He also works tirelessly promoting new and upcoming local Cameroonian talent. After moving to Paris, a stint in Journalism school and publishing a book of poems "Chansons Negres" he finally settles into a new life of music in Paris.

Our hero makes a trio of albums from 1979 to 1981 with backing band and production collective called the Zulu Gang which include Douglas Mbida (who goes onto release several top flight albums himself) and Jacob Desvariaux (who went on to form Kassav). The three albums are full of diverse sounds, from driving funk, sweeping disco grooves, syrupy ballads, reggae, Jackson-five-esque pop to finger-lickin' soul. At their core though is the "Sekele" groove..., a movement to encompass the dance, grooves and vibes from his native Douala.

Our album opens up with the pulsating percussion and floor-filling bass groove of "More Sekele Movement". We then move onto Africa Seven favourite "Na Real Sekele Fo'Ya" which takes stabby moog bass synth to a whole new level of grooviness. "Sanaga Calkpso" is more experimental in comparison its moog groove would go onto to form the basis of a highlight of the debut Kassav album. "Hiembi Nin" is a song in two parts, half Shaft groove and half synthy Calypso. "Back To Funky" is dance funk and features Maryse Lappe guesting on vocals.

Opening up on side two of the record is the Rhodes and sax led jazz funk of "Mbale", followed by the clavinet groove, sleezy brass and politically charged lyrics. "Sekelemania" is a cool piece of tropical, calypso funk. Lead track from Album 2, the single "ABC" is stomping afro, pop funk delight closes proceedings.

The nostalgic poet, with Africa at his essence Pasteur Lappe, we salute you.
 
      Wish List  
  Price: CHF 30.00   Currently not on stock!
Please check back later or call us for more information:
+41 (0)43 322 02 04
 
  Releases of the same artist  
  Pasteur Lappe, Na Man Pass Man  
Pasteur Lappe
Na Man Pass Man
[Africa Seven]
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 29.00 Add To Cart
 
  Releases of the same label  
  Ekambi Brillant, African Funk Experimentals (1975-1982)  
Ekambi Brillant
African Funk Experimentals (1975-1982)
[Africa Seven]
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 28.00 Add To Cart
 
  Jo Bisso, Dance To It  
Jo Bisso
Dance To It
[Africa Seven]
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 28.00 Restocking!
 
  Jo Tongo , Jo Tongo  
Jo Tongo
Jo Tongo
[Africa Seven]
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 28.00 Add To Cart
 
  Jo Tongo , African Funk Experimentals (1968-1982+2017)  
Jo Tongo
African Funk Experimentals (1968-1982+2017)
[Africa Seven]
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 28.00 Add To Cart
 
  M'Bamina, Experimental  
M'Bamina
Experimental
[Africa Seven]
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 30.00 Restocking!
 
  Manu Dibango, Ceddo (Bande Originale Du Film)  
Manu Dibango
Ceddo (Bande Originale Du Film)
[Africa Seven]
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 28.00 Add To Cart
 
  Sorry Bamba, Sorry Bamba Du Mali  
Sorry Bamba
Sorry Bamba Du Mali
[Africa Seven]
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 25.00 Add To Cart
 
  Sory Bamba, Du Mali  
Sory Bamba
Du Mali
[Africa Seven]
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 30.00 Add To Cart
 
  Tala A.M., African Funk  
Tala A.M.
African Funk
[Africa Seven]
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 28.00 Restocking!
 
  V/A, Africa Airways One (Funk Connection 1973-1980)  
V/A
Africa Airways One (Funk Connection 1973-1980)
[Africa Seven]
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 28.00 Add To Cart
 
  V/A, Africa Airways Two (Funk Departures 1973-1982)  
V/A
Africa Airways Two (Funk Departures 1973-1982)
[Africa Seven]
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 28.00 Restocking!
 
  V/A, Africa Airways 03 (Funk Departures 1972-1984)  
V/A
Africa Airways 03 (Funk Departures 1972-1984)
[Africa Seven]
GBR 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 28.00 Add To Cart
 
The Crusaders / Roy Meriwether
The Mr. K Edits
[Most Excellent Unlimited ‎]
CCO
Road To The Stars
[Photic Fields]
Colours of the Night
Maalem Mahmoud Gania
[Hive Mind]
Der Tobi & Das Bo
Genie Und Wahnsinn (Best Ofs)
[hhv.de ]
Jo Tongo
African Funk Experimentals (1968-1982+2017)
[Africa Seven]
Kay Zee
Barny
[Phantom Island]
Kelela
Take Me Apart
[Warp Records]
LE$
Midnight Club
[Omerta]
Los Camaroes
Resurrection Los Vol. 1
[Analog Africa]
Main Source
Breaking Atoms
[Wild Pitch]
Rock Town Express
Funky Makossa
[Comb & Razor Sound ]
Twit One
Hay Luv
[Melting Pot Music]
Urbs
Remix EP1 (Retrogott, Brenk Sinatra, Cookin' Soul)
[Beat Art Department]
Urbs
Urbs
[Beat Art Department]
V/A
Countdown To... Soul
[Tramp Records]
Various
Common Edit 12
[Common Edit]
Yaron Gershovsky
Disco Baby
[Melodies International]
  1. Min King
Immer Wieder
 
  2. Nuts One
Clockwork Wizards
 
  3. Tha God Fahim
Tha Tragedy Of Shogunn
 
  4. VDon x Willie The Kid
Deutsche Marks
 
  5. Kay Zee
Barny
 
  6. The Movers
Kansas City
 
  7. Andrew Wartts And The Gospel Storytellers
There is a god somewhere
 
  8. Bop & 291Out
L'Alba Dei Vinti
 
  9. Hiroshi Yoshimura
Pier & Loft
 
  10. Kabasa
Kabasa