Marijata & Ata Kak – Otanhunu (Ghana, 1980s, Marijata Entertainment Network)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Otanhunu“, a digital Afro Synth Highlife track taken from a super confidential album recorded by the Ghanaian band “Marijata” in Toronto (Canada) the late 80s, with crazy synth & bouncy drum machines parts programmed by the underground legend Ata Kak, that may set any dance floor on fire instantly – Enjoy !

Marijata & Ata Kak – Otanhunu

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/4GbnEMO1GPs

Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Pat Thomas & Marijata – I Need More (Ghana, 1977, Gapophone)

Born in 1951 in Agona (Ashanti region of Ghana), Pat Thomas is, with Ebo Taylor (an old friend of him, who plays guitar on the track presented here), one the greatest figures of the Ghanaian music.
Immersed in the musical scene since his childhood, Pat Thomas has recorded more than 20 albums, dozens and dozens of singles, and has played with many bands through the years, from Highlife to Afrobeat : The Blue Monks, The Satellites, The Sweet Beans (his own band), Marijata..
Pat Thomas – who lives in Ghana today – is, as Ebo Taylor, still playing and recording nowadays, and is regularly on tour.
The track presented here, “I Need More“, is taken from his last album on the Gapophone music label (one of the best record label from Ghana) and was recorded back in the time by Kayode Salami and Monday Oki, the two mythical recording engineers of the EMI NIGERIA studios based in Lagos.

Pat Thomas & Marijata – I Need More

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Gpo2tbIou2E

Have a nice sunday,

Armand de Preseau