French disco luminary Cerrone has taken a new direction on his forthcoming EP, Afro, out February 12 on Because Music.
The clue’s in the name: it’s a record in thrall to Afrobeat. Cerrone has joined forces with erstwhile Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen (who played with Fela during his formative years) and Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango, for what he describes as “a passionate tribute to Africa.”
It’s also been remixed by Todd Edwards.
See the video for ‘Funk Makossa feat. Manu Dibango’ below.
Cerrone’s seminal LP, Supernature, is at No.38 in our 100 Best Albums of the 70s list.
1. 2nd Chance Feat. Tony Allen
2. Funk Makossa Feat. Manu Dibango
4. Funk Makossa Feat. Manu Dibango (Todd Edwards Remix)
5. 2nd Chance Feat. Tony Allen (Mind Enterprises Remix)
6. 2nd Chance Feat. Tony Allen (Extended Club Mix)