Song Of The Day: Bro. Valentino, “Ah Wo (Brand New Revolution)”

German label Analog Africa has been releasing some amazing music from the obscurest musical scenes, and their latest 12″ release, by Trinidad & Tobago calypso musician Bro. Valentino, is simply a scorcher. An obscure figure, Valentino’s records trade for insane amounts of money, and for good reason–they are simply jaw-droppingly, mind-bendingly wonderful. The winner is the flip side, from 1980, which shows that heavily political, revolutionary music need not be enjoyable, as this long, ten-minute groover blends traditional Caribbean music with more contemporary sounds–including a nice Disco-minded groove–and the result is a song that will have you captivated from the first second and will have you hitting repeat nearly eleven minutes later. The A-side, “Stay Up Zimbabwe,” is fine as well, but this particular song is magical. 

Stay Up Zimbabwe is available now via Analog Africa.

Tagged as: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: